Jamie Renee Williams

Based in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, I design, teach and cultivate experiences, products + stories for humans, social good, inclusion and sustainability.

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The Future of Us: Can AI/ML be Altruistic?

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are here and it isn't exactly what the Terminator movies made it out to be. See how I designed a feminine zine that explores whether or not AI/ML can be altruistic and amplify kindness. Printed on plantable, wildflower paper the zine also brings attention to the waste and exclusion emerging from Silicon Valley.

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Nurturing Design to Build Human Connection

image of emma sudden site

Here’s how I was able to apply inclusive design to the user experience design for a marketing brand’s site that wanted to attract new clients working in areas of sustainability.


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Startuplandia: Building a Tasty Ad

Getting in the Product Mindset

Reflections on the importance of combining cognitive and emotional intelligence in design thinking principles of viability, desirability and feasibility when creating BuzzFeed Tasty's first ad product.

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Recently I ...

Published this story, How Design Can Create or Unravel Feelings of Trust: When Apathetic Design Hurts and Excludes

Attended the Fear and Wonder 3: Futures of AI Symposium @ SCI-Arc in downtown Los Angeles

Participated in the Women, Technology and Power: A Workshop to Design the Future facilitated by Ahree Lee and Susan Edwards at the Women's Center for Creative Work.

Gained deep insights about the value of mindfulness and natural farming while reading One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka.

Worked at Cottonwood Urban Farm teaching about composting and farming.

Attended DaFunction in South LA hosted by the Ron Finley Project.

Designed + sold out of my first zine emer.jent at the Tiny Tech Zines Fest @Navel LA. It is zine that if planted sprouts wildflowers + focuses on the question - Can AI be altruistic + help us heal each other and earth?

Read Dare to Lead. By Brene Brown, Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design. By Kat Holmes + Braiding Sweetgrass. By Robin Wall Kimmerer

Attended AI.LA + Future of Work gathering and discussion @Google.

Attended the very first AI.LA Earth Summit in LA to create solutions for enviro issues.

Became a Community builder + teacher with Navel LA’s Human Connection + Sustainability Assembly

Lead the Skylight Books Current Events Bookclub in meditation + discussion of Ursula’s K. Le Guin’s translation of the Tao Te Ching: A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way.

Voiced my concerns as an Engaged Citizen at AI.LA in the Classroom @Google

Helped redefine women in iconography at The Noun Project’s Redefining Women Iconathon