Presenting a very optimistic hypothesis at the International Design in Government Conference, 2018

Presenting a very optimistic hypothesis at the International Design in Government Conference, 2018

I use design to solve complex problems across sectors, communities, and technologies.

As a UX generalist, I lead user research, facilitate workshops, and design high fidelity prototypes with ease. I use my experience in behavioral economics and human centered design to consistently design products that solve problems and change behavior. My best work combines digital product design, process design, and organizational strategy.

I believe design can create social change, and I work every day to make that happen.


I currently work with the U.S. Digital Service, leading design at FEMA. Throughout my career, I have designed mobile and web applications that help students get jobs, immigrants get citizenship, small business owners get contracts, and disaster survivors get the assistance they need. My clients have included:

  • Bloomingdale’s

  • GoGirl Finance

  • InternsMe


I received my master's degree in Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts. As a student, I built Out Loan, a web application that simplifies the federal student loan repayment process.

Before grad school, I was a fashion designer for Holmes & Yang, a high-end womenswear company. I am a graduate of New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where I focused on the intersection of cultural theory and art.

Contact: lkadamus@gmail.com

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