about me



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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 Head of Design at Aperture Health, helping lead design transformation. Previously I 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.