Roxanne Cook
Product Designer
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About

Product designer, mama, maker, homesteader, wayfarer.

 

Seeking simplicity, intention, and humanity in all things.

 
 
 
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My name is Roxanne and I’ve loved to create since I was a little girl. I was a wild child with an overactive imagination but I discovered in art class that I could channel that energy into something focused and creative. Whether it was collage, painting, or sculpting with clay, I found joy and stillness in the simple act of creating beauty through exploration of materials and especially, color.

Over time, as I focused deeper on my studies, I lost touch with my creativity. In college, I floundered a bit. I tried chemical engineering and computer science but didn't really fit in. Meanwhile, during the rise of blogs and social profiles, I taught myself how to design and build webpages with HTML and CSS. Rediscovering my creativity in a digital space inspired me to change my academic path. I went on to complete my Associate's degree in Web Technologies followed by a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Marymount University.

I worked for design agencies and freelanced in Washington, D.C. before relocating to the Bay Area in 2010. I joined Ning where I created tools that empowered people to build their own social networks. Today, I support cognitive training and overall brain health as a Senior Product Designer at Lumosity.

Aside from all this, I live to travel and I care deeply about equality, environmental conservation and sustainability. I have studied and volunteered with environmental organizations around the world focusing on marine conservation, wildlife rehabilitation, organic agriculture, and ancestral arts.

I aspire to combine my passions in design and activism and make social impact a main focus in my career. I'm interested in exploring how design and technology can foster positive change in our communities, our schools, our health and our environment. 

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Happiness is handmade

 

Beyond the screen, I am committed to maintaining my own creative practice. I'm currently sewing my own wardrobe, experimenting with natural dyes, creating fiber art using traditional knotting and weaving methods, and always exploring new ways to build with my hands.

 
 
 

About the Logo

 

I was working on a monogram logo for my portfolio when one thing led to another... and so I birthed the whole alphabet.

 
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But does it pass the readability test? Find out →