Amélie Lamont is such a powerhouse! First, she is a badass designer, and then she is a great advocate, advancing diversity, people of color in tech and waving the awesome flag of creativity.
We learned about Amélie’s work on WomenWho.Design, a Twitter repository of women in the design industry, since we’ve stalked her and her work. Amélie is a product designer at The New York Times, where she leads the design team and uses cultural studies and design anthropology to inform her design process (isn’t that rad?).
She sits at the intersection of code, design cultural studies and develops framework and processes that feed the main system.
In an interview at Design Content Conference, Amélie explained what she does at The New York Times
“So what I’m currently doing at the Times is literally recording my journey of building a design system in a legacy corporation as large as the Times and writing a series in a way that allows people to read it and then glean the learnings, that I have gathered, while going through that journey of building the design system.”
Amélie is a first-generation Jamaican-American born and raised in New York City. She has been a consulting designer and developer for the past 10 years and first learned how to code through my love of NeoPets and anime.
Amélie is also the co-founder of Good for PoC, which is a growing list of companies providing inclusive and safe work environments for people of color in STEAM industries. The goal of Good for PoC is to provide an anonymous and safe space for people of color to share their experiences with the companies they work for.
As a designer and creative, Amélie Lamont’s website is dedicated to conveying her thoughts and growth, sharing it with the world and teaching us new things in the process. She has a vibrant portfolio and makes case studies out of her, taking her audience through her thought process on each design project. You’ll learn a lot from soaking in the content on her website.
Her work is truly inspiring. You should follow her on Twitter and LinkedIn.