Language Dept. was founded to build agency for everyone at the table, and to evolve who gathers there. We are design researchers, strategists, and communicators from diverse opportunities, life paths and creative backgrounds. We hold each other to questioning, as we hold space for ideas to grow into strong solutions.
Over twelve years of growth, we’ve honed our ability to co-create with client teams by arriving with curiosity, listening first, and finding opportunities in systems.
Life happens during work hours. Life informs the work we craft. As a now distributed team, we share our lives and perspectives on a daily basis. We see this transition as an opportunity to create deeper trust in each other, our clients, and those who use our work. Perspective is a practice.
Principal, UX Strategy and Creative Direction
“My approach helps people grow and learn about themselves—from the people on my team to the clients we collaborate with to the audiences who experience it.”
Principal, Brand Strategy and Creative Direction
“My goal is to create optimal conditions for evolving creative work. Every time we begin a new engagement, our skills have grown and collective human experiences have shifted. We're invited to build on everything before and also to learn. This is why I love this work.”
Lead, User Experience
“By challenging assumptions and advocating for equity and accessibility in design, my work helps bring awareness to the power and responsibility that designers have for more inclusion in our industry and the products that we create.”
Lead, Visual Design and Art Direction
“I work from the perspective of how something affects our world—what part does it play. Granted not all content is created equal and therefore doesn’t always have the ability to create the sort of impact or change I genuinely care about. I work from the lens/perspective of the end user to provide ease of understanding—both mentally and visually.”
System Design and Research
“I want the work I do as a designer to improve existing systems or create new ones.”
Senior Project Manager
“Through my work, I hope to see resources being used efficiently and people being able to enjoy a more equitable world”
Strategy and Narrative Direction (Project-based consultant)
“I’m obsessed with building systems that allow folks to tell their own stories—honestly, directly, unapologetically. Recognizing our power involves running our own narratives and amplifying the voices of people who haven’t yet been heard.”
UX Writing and Content Strategy (Project-based consultant)
“I want someone to find an interface so seamless that they'd swear the words came from their own brain. Most of all, I want to enable both client and end user to achieve what they need to move forward in business, or in life.”