Posted on September 8, 2017
Joining OONI Team at The Tor Project as Creative Lead
Last year I applied for a gig at The Tor Project to design their new style guide which would compliment the launch of their recently formed UX Team. Things moved faster than anticipated and I ended up working with the UX team and attending the Tor Meeting in Seattle in late September 2016. There I met with the OONI Team, an inspiring bunch of people aiming to empower decentralized efforts in increasing transparency of internet censorship around the world. OONI develops free and open source software, called ooniprobe, which examines blocking of websites, instant messaging apps, censorship circumvention tools and more. Anyone who runs ooniprobe can collect data that can serve as evidence of internet censorship, since it shows how, when, where, and by whom it is implemented.
While we met again at the next Tor Meeting in Amsterdam and OSCAL in Tirana, I had the chance to exchange more with the OONI folks, especially Arturo and Maria, suggesting various improvements in the Mobile and Web UI of OONI. To fulfill these plans, I am happy to join the OONI Team as Creative Lead, taking care of OONI’s upcoming style guide and UX elements on the various platforms we are present. If you want to have a look of our upcoming design work, check out our GitHub Design repo.