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Judi Brown

Co-founder & Managing Partner
San Francisco, CA

Judi Brown (she/her) is a creative systems thinker and human-centered design practitioner who is optimistic about a more inclusive future where decision-making rests in the hands of the many, not just the few.

As Co-founder & Managing Partner, Judi co-designs immersive, accessible learning experiences with clients and partners to bring more collaborative problem-solving tools to individuals and institutions. Judi was brought to this work by a passion for turning theory into practice, and rethinking how public and nonprofit services are designed so that they truly benefit those they are intended to serve.

She brings a design strategy background in education and community development, over a decade of experience in social innovation, and a graduate education in public administration and policy to the work of CivicMakers. A seasoned facilitator, Judi has supported learning in diverse contexts, from graduate-level courses, to co-design sessions with women business owners in Kenya, to virtual trainings in human-centered design with municipal staff at all levels.

Judi is grateful to live, work and play in her beloved adopted city of San Francisco. When she’s not designing curriculum or nerding out with her clients about long-term strategies for change, she can be found doing the same thing with her friends; she thinks facilitation is a hobby.

Judi Brown

Co-founder & Managing Partner
San Francisco, CA

Education

  • MPA, Sustainable Management | Presidio Graduate School, San Francisco, 2013
  • Dual BA, Political Science and Gender Studies | University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2007

Volunteering

Select Projects

  • City of San Jose’s Innovation Learning Lab, Project Manager/Lead Facilitator
  • “Together San Rafael” Innovation Learning Lab, Project Manager
  • California Health & Human Services Office of Innovation, Project Manager/Lead Facilitator