Maggie Bignell

Product designer

Last year, I worked as a product designer on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. I recently started looking for full-time opportunities with a remote team or in Portland, OR. In the mean time, I’ve been taking some time to up my javascript game, illustrate kick ass women through history, and crash some amazing road trips that involved a lot of quality old-school diner food. I’m also taking on select product/web design and development freelance work.

A few barebones examples of my work below.
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How can we communicate 40 years of hard work, public service, and successes? Worked with an engineer, product manager, and content team from initial conception to final pixel pushing. Received 1 million shuffles on day 1.
How can we explain a detailed policy? The first step: making sure I understood it myself. The second: making it personal, tangible, and attached to a dollar figure.
How can we enable supporters to share why they’re voting for Hillary? Four day turnaround, policy-based, and designed to be super simple to engineer (no names, only query params).
How can we create a resource that communicates all of the falsehoods? A product to make our candidate comfortable on the debate stage. Brought 1.4 million concurrent users to the homepage. Co-created with another UX designer.
How can we make Trump’s words feel more personal? This project ended up being a two-screen experience, inspired by Snapchat, that met our success criteria: connecting with over 2 million users in the first day who were not our established Hillary-fan audience.
A tiny sampling of my time designing at Pocket.
I started illustrating women through history as a side project to work on my illustration style and skills.

Previously (resume.pdf)

Hillary for America June to November 2016

Pocket January 2015 to June 2016

NASA, master’s capstone January to August 2014

Apple, intern June to August 2013

Carnegie Mellon University Master of Human Computer Interaction

Carnegie Mellon University BFA in Communication Design





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