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Raquel Breternitz is an award-winning designer who is passionate about inclusion, accessibility, and keeping tech human (and human-focused).

Right now I’m working as a Staff Designer for Shopify, helping adapt Polaris to better serve 3rd-Party devs. I’m also taking on illustration and comics work. (Reach out if you want to chat). Previously I was Head of Design at Aperture Health, now Verisys, helping lead a design and technology transformation. I also worked as the Design Director for Elizabeth Warren for President and as a Lead Product Designer at The New York Times. Also I speak and guest lecture on topics including accessibility, inclusion, design, and politics at places like PluralSightLIVE, O’Reilly Design, Lesbians Who Tech, NYU Startup School, and The University of Texas at Austin, and to individual product teams including at Mailchimp, Spotify, and IBM. I love comics, cocktails, and Pop-up image of a cute white catmy cat. Work with me I provide creative consulting and speaking. Email.