Russell is a Senior User Experience (UX) Designer with Bixal who leads the UX team for Bixal’s federal projects. He helped design the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA’s) museum. He also played a key part in Bixal’s recent rebranding.
Russel is originally from Tennessee, but grew up in Nevada and California. He would later travel to the east coast to earn his B.A. in social/cultural anthropology with a specialization in linguistics at Connecticut College. He has worked as the Adams New Media Tutor for Harvard University, as a law fellow at Stanford’s Human Rights Clinic, as a map illustrator, a museum conservationist, a Latin translator, a librarian, a bike mechanic and a carpenter. His work in UX design has been recognized by the Emmys, Webbys, South by Southwest (SXSW) and other awards in industries from museums to city planning to next-generation genomics. Human rights, privacy and equal access to information resources are some of the issues Russell is passionate about and where he directs his volunteer efforts. In his downtime, he can be found “dadding,” backpacking and building wooden automata.