JJ Moi – Product Designer
Born and raised in San Francisco

Selected Work

Transparency – Improving open data

USWDS:18F – Design system for the people

Atmion – Optimizing energy production

Federalist – Web hosting for federal agencies


Tremolo – Heavy typeface for bold headlines

Altakk – Alternative furniture

Currently a principal designer at Tachyus. Previously at 18F and OpenGov. I’m passionate about making people’s lives easier and more interesting and improving the relationship between products and people.

Coming from an industrial design background, I’d approach each problem by spending a lot of time observing people, analyzing their needs, and exploring the connection between their behaviors and emotions. These insights become the foundation for my product innovations. In my past life, I’ve designed furniture, ceramics, books, typefaces, packaging, corporate identities, and environmental graphics. I’ve also been an art & design teacher, a graffiti writer, a capoeira practitioner, and a turtle.

I continue to volunteer for social good at Elixir Labs and Tech for Campaigns and mentor aspiring designers at Out of Office Hours and Design Lab.

I share random stuff on Dribbble, mostly cats. I Instagram some and write on Medium a few. I tweet once a year.

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