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About the Organizers

Who plans the Jam?

The Organizing Team is a group of service design aficionados who all share a common belief that collaborative spaces, tools, and design processes can be used to create effective and impactful positive change.

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Molly Reddy


Molly is a design strategist & researcher with more than 8 years of experience in innovation and design of new programs, services, and experiences. She is a graduate of the MA in Social Design program from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and her current work focuses on affordable housing. You should also talk to her about civic innovation, youth and workforce development, square dancing, Peace Corps, and Paraguay.

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Gabriel Arteaga


Gabe is committed to designing ecosystems of change and training future makers. He is the Co-Founder of Create&, an innovation strategy firm that uses augmented and immersive experiences to empower people to solve difficult problems using Design Sprints. He enjoys creating spaces for individuals to learn, explore and create. Running is my Jam, what about you?

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Vidhika Bansal


Vidhika works at the intersection of psychology, business strategy, and human-centered design, aligning teams to make things better and make better things. She’s a strong advocate for being content-first, data-informed, and inclusive when crafting experiences. She gets super jazzed about droolworthy food, thoughtful arrangements of words, kickass music, and exploring new places.

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Phil Jones

Phil is a positive deviant who guides multidisciplinary teams to collaboratively deliver impact using design, agile, and systems thinking practices.

He likes spending time in nature and local arts venues, and exploring nooks and crannies of the city.

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Brandon Dubé

Brandon is a product specialist and social technologist focused helping people, communities, and organizations build a better tomorrow, today.


He has a background in community design, product management and modern software delivery. He spends most of his time helping others use sense-making, meaning-making and mindfulness tools to turn uncertainties into possibilities.


Outside of the workplace you can find him standing at the intersections of community, economic development and social change.

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Peter Nguyen

Peter is a service designer with backgrounds in design project management and industrial design. He’s committed to help clients explore and create innovative customer engagements, products and services. 


Outside of work, you can find him rock climbing, playing sand volleyball or Aussie Rules Football, or adventuring on his motorcycle.

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