Aaron U Salmon

Art Director & User Experience Engineer

"Professionalism begets colleaguery, that spirit of mutual support and collective identity that contributes so potently to creative exchange and the sense of progress. It's my responsibility to engender this spirit by setting an amiable, stimulating, creative and professional example." - Yuri Rasovsky

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Civic Life

When I'm not in front of the screen I'm out advocating for civic technology, grassroots democracy, open data, bike & pedestrian infrastructure, my bike/coffee shop, placemaking and civic engagement.

Prior Affiliations / Accolades

  • Startup48, Design & UX Mentor
  • Chippewa Valley Developer Group, Speaker
  • Alliance for Strong Communities, Panelist
  • Chippewa Valley Code Camp, Speaker
  • TechStars Chicago, Mentor
  • Columbia College, Speaker
  • SXSW 2014, Speaker
  • Mozfest London 2013, Speaker
  • 2013 Webby Awards - 2x Winner (OBAMA FOR AMERICA 2012)
  • George & Seeley Community Garden, Founder
  • Tribeca Flashpoint College, Mentor
  • Illinois Institute of Art, Speaker
  • Chicago Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer
  • Chicago Tinkering School, Volunteer
  • FIRST Robotics, Safety Judge
  • Illinois Institute of Art - ARTimation Awards 2008-2010, Judge
  • 2005 Rails Day Competition Awards
  • CADM (Chicago Area Direct Marketing) Awards