Jaron Heard

Jaron Heard

📍🏠 Portland ⌚UTC-7 • SF ⌚-7 • NYC ⌚-4 • Berlin ⌚+2 • Tokyo ⌚+9

Transdisciplinary developer & designer & dreamer & doer

I founded and run porpoise.studio, a digital product studio focused on purposeful data communication. I co-host the School of Art and Time, a space which cultivates creative community through workshops, events and a residency program. I’m experimenting and collaborating on other projects such as PostPostcard, which creates opportunities for creativity and connection through digital tools for physical mail.

In the past few years, I worked with Aclima.io through porpoise.studio to design & develop public platforms for air quality data and architect a 10x faster data visualization design & development workflow. Prior to that, I worked at CIVIC as Creative Director and Data Visualization Lead, designing, building, and creating conditions for collaboratively designed and developed public data platforms incorporating principles of Data Feminism.

I’m interested in projects that leverage technology to share and redistribute information, resources, participation, and power. If you have a project that aims to make the world more just, equitable, or sustainable — reach out!

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