Hello, I'm Aly Blenkin
Designer, Educator and Maker
I'm currently freelancing with impact organisations through hands-on design and product leadership, and I 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 for a number of years, an initiative within VMware (formerly Pivotal Software) 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 🍄