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extended resume, pseudo CV

(a)vocation *

; 2021 β†’ futures
; 2018 β†’ 2020
; 2016 β†’ 2018
; 2013 β†’ 2016

more de zein

community engagement
arts works

I can provide and/or create case studies for particular projects of interest upon request. The intent of this iteration of my personal portfolio website is to act as an overview of the work I've done and the work I'm doing. As such, my intent is to present a synopsis of my skill-set and experience so that interested parties can reach out to me to dive deeper into particular types of work + projects I've engaged in.


* (a)vocation is a nod to my desire "to unite my avocation and my vocation as my two eyes make one in sight." β€” Robert Frost, Two Tramps in Mud Time


Adam Zeiner _ a very curious human based in Austin, TX and available in a lot of places online

( ⛰️moving β†’ Asheville, NC end of August ⛰️)

i'm a strategic designer, facilitator, and organizer focused on socially created "soft" systems, networks*, integrating futures literacy into design practice, information architecture + visualization, and engaging w/ intimate and leff formal communities of practice

* "Like organisms, social systems contain intricate networks of feedback processes, both self reinforcing (positive) and self-correcting (negative) loops.However, studies show that people recognize few feedbacks; rather, people usually think in short, causal chains, tend to assume each effect has a single cause, and often cease their search for explanations when the first sufficient cause is found." β€” John D. Sterman, Learning from Evidence in a Complex World


dezein _ the persistent practice of considered creation, facilitation, and organization

and also a moniker i like to use online for myself and for my independent studio practice β†’Β, LLC

for the time being doesn't seem to be able to render my glitched GIF in browser, so I made a few fun, but static, remixes of my original PhotoMosh GIF in Figma

^ ~ image glitched using PhotoMosh


[Prefix TBD] Designer β†’Β Design Institute for Health

a radical collaboration between Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin

Founding Board Member β†’Β Design Futures Initiative

a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization

Chasing literal waterfalls β†’ in and around western North Carolina

w/ Taryn and our 2 of our 3 dogs; Archie + Django, but not Toby bc he's too old and small



Lead Organizer β†’Β Speculative Futures Austin

focus on Design-oriented Futures programming and Futures-oriented Design programming

Founding Member β†’Β

anΒ avocationalΒ tech-based arts collective turned intimate community, sometimes of practice and sometimes not

Continued Learning Director β†’Β fresh2design

Led the #Advance pillar of the organization which encompassed most educational programming

Design Partner β†’ WholeSplit and Tapr

both start up ventures are now defunct, but served as invaluable learning experiences