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dezein.info ๐Ÿ  page

e m b e d d e d n a v i g a t i o n presented in a collapsed 'toggle' view by default on the pages listed and linked below:

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extended resume, pseudo CV

(a)vocation *

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

more de zein

community engagement
arts works
writing

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* (a)vocation is a nod to my desire "to unite my avocation and my vocation as my two eyes make one in sight" as penned by Robert Frost in Two Tramps in Mud Time

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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.

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Adam Zeiner: a very curious human based in Asheville, NC

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 less 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." โ€” John D. Sterman, Learning from Evidence in a Complex World

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

Also a moniker i like to use online for myself and for my independent studio practice โ†’ย dezein.studio, LLC.

for the time being super.so 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
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^ ~ image glitched using PhotoMosh

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currently:

Systems Designer โ†’ย Design Institute for Health

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

Founding Board Member โ†’ย Design Futures Initiative

a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization

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

w/ my partner Taryn and 2 of our 3 dogs, Archie + Django; our oldest dog Toby died suddenly the morning of September 16th as an acute result of underlying congestive heart failure, RIP Toby

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formerly:

Lead Organizer โ†’ย Speculative Futures Austin

focused on Design-oriented Futures programming and Futures-oriented Design programming

Founding Member โ†’ย vurv.co

a recently shutteredย avocationalย tech-based arts collective turned intimate community, sometimes of practice and sometimes not, that still persists as a loosely moderated Slack workspace

Continued Learning Director โ†’ย fresh2design

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

Design Partner โ†’ WholeSplit and Tapr

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

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Indigenous Land Acknowledgment

I was born and raised in ๐Ÿ—Austin, TX ๐Ÿ— and moved to โ›ฐ๏ธAsheville, NC โ›ฐ๏ธ in August of this year.

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Modern day Asheville, as colonized, occupies the land of the Eastern Band of Cherokee. Modern day North Carolina, as colonized, occupies the lands of the Coharie, Eastern Band of Cherokee, Haliwa Saponi, Lumbee, Meherrin, Occaneechi Band of Saponi, Sappony, and Waccamaw-Siouan. _ You can learn which indigenous tribe's colonized lands we now occupy through this map.