Hi, I'm Ariel.
I'm a design leader focused on solving complex challenges.
In 2018, I joined
as Director of Civic Innovation. Most recently, I served the
New York City Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity
as Director of Design and Product to improve service delivery and advance equity and opportunity for all New Yorkers.
I founded the nation's first municipal
Service Design Studio
focused on low-income residents. I also managed a
of best in class digital products to connect and deliver services.
I'm an alumna of
Parsons School of Design
and have held fellowships with
Code for America
Center for Urban Pedagogy
Read my FastCo profile:
"How Ariel Kennan Solves NYC's Most Intractable Design Problems"