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Justin Scherer
Justin Scherer
Lead UX Designer, Web, Wikimedia Foundation
"Feedback is a gift."

About me

I’ve been at WMF since July 2023 and I've designing software as a job for 12 years. I have done so for multi-national banks, national marketing campaigns, and small humanitarian not-for-profits. I have done so as a design team of one, on big teams surrounded by whiteboards, interdisciplinary colleagues, and ping pong tables, and from a home office with asynchronous, distributed teams in a dozen timezones on every inhabited continent.

Before I started at WMF, I worked on an offline-first, trans-institutional personal finance app, tech for crisis response and the humanitarian sector, as well as developer tools and fintech products.

I am grateful to live, work, and play in Treaty 7 Territory, just east of the Canadian Rockies on the traditional territories of Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, Blood Tribe (Kainai Nation), Piikani Nation, Siksika Nation, Tsuutʼina Nation, and Wesley First Nation.

I also make electronic music, teach qualitative research methods at the University of Alberta, read a bunch, curl poorly, play hockey slightly better, ski, paddle, trek, and run through the Rocky Mountains.

My work

I am the Lead UX Designer on the Web Team at the Wikimedia Foundation.

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

  • E-mail: jscherer(_AT_)wikimedia.org
  • Phabricator: JScherer-WMF