Judi Brown is a Partner and Chief Impact Officer with CivicMakers, bringing 10+ years of innovation work with social enterprises, nonprofits, and local governments to the practice.
Judi’s work is grounded in multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral approaches with a lens toward equity and inclusion. She leads human-centered design trainings and co-design sessions for a variety of public and private sector clients. Prior to CivicMakers, Judi worked as a Design Strategist with Collective Invention, a social innovation firm working primarily in education and community development. She honed her applied design thinking and public involvement skills while working on survey development and evaluation services for Zawadisha, a micro-lending fund benefitting female entrepreneurs in Kenya. With input generated from the fund’s recipients, Judi led a co-creation process of the fund’s services through a series of interviews and workshops. Judi also serves as Board Vice President of OUT 4 Sustainability, an organization working to activate LGBTQ communities toward social and environmental action by facilitating events, conferences and convenings. She is an adjunct faculty at Presidio Graduate School where she teaches the MPA Capstone class.