Patrick McDonnell

Designer in Anchorage, Alaska

Patrick McDonnell

Designer in Anchorage, Alaska

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I am an Urban Designer specializing in civic tech, service design, and visual design. I've worked in city government, non-profit, and the arts utilizing human-centered design and agile methodologies to solve civic problems.

I am currently serving as a Design Strategist on the Municipality of Anchorage's Innovation Team working to improve food insecurity and the social safety net.

Previously, I worked at the Austin Innovation Office focusing on permitting for homeowners, was a 2016 Code for America Fellow helping small business owners with permitting and licensing in Long Beach, and in 2015 led an ArtPlace America public spaces project in Greensboro, NC.

I am originally from Carrollton, TX, and have lived in 8 states throughout my life. I proudly served in the U.S. Army and National Guard playing saxophone for 8 years. I hold a Bachelor’s of Arts in English from the University of Texas, and a dual Master’s in Urban Planning and Higher Education from the University of Michigan.

I love telling stories, I believe that public spaces have power, and that government is sexy!

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    • Anchorage Innovation Team