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Aly Blenkin 

Designer, Mentor & Artist

I'm currently working with the core team at ODK, formerly Open Data Kit, to design open-source tools that help people collect and use data on mobile devices in resource-constrained environments. I also facilitate trainings with Mind the Product.


Previously I was the Director of Product at Numinus, a company offering psychedelic-assisted therapy, and Head of Digital at Snook, delivering digital public services in the UK.


In 2017, I co-founded and directed Pivotal Act , an initiative within VMware / Pivotal Labs to help nonprofits design and build tech. I also worked at Pivotal Labs as a Staff Product Designer and a UX Designer at ThoughtWorks

I have a master's in Transdisciplinary Design from Parsons in New York, a bachelor's in Industrial Design from the University of Alberta, and I studied Service Design at the Köln International School of Design in Germany.

Beyond work, you'll find me wandering outdoors, writing about design, and illustrating a book on cultivating mushrooms 🍄

Let’s work together

Most of my work is under an NDA; please reach out to see my work and portfolio.


I am an uninvited white settler on the stolen territory of the Coast Salish Peoples - xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).

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