Steve Pepple is a people-centered designer and technologist working at the intersection of people, data, and civic life. He consults for governments, startups, and nonprofits design, prototype, and connect people with better city experiences.
Steve helps client use work with data in creative and emotive ways that help solve problems and engage the public. Similarly, he helps design tools and experiences that not only help the public understand but also participate in the design of solutions. Prior to consulting, Steve has lead several multi-disciplinary design and product efforts, most recently managing product design at OpenGov.
Since childhood, Steve has been fascinated by how cities work and make people feel. He has a strong empathy for everyone’s joys and pains in the shared project of living together and pursuing happiness. These interests grew into expertise in urban data that bridge the digital and public realm, including local, real-time analysis of social infrastructure and activity.
Steve attended public school in his hometown of Indiana and holds advanced degrees in English Writing (Bachelor’s Indiana University) and Information System (master certificate, Drexel University). His work and writing have been featured in Atlantic Cities, Fast Company, Next City, TechCrunch, and Wired.
Steve enjoys enjoying art, game, and nature. He advocates for public transportation, livable urban centers, and government innovation. He lives in San Francisco with his partner, Amanda, and a cat named Zadie.