Corey Chao

Design Director

Corey brings both willing imagination and ready pragmatism to Reboot’s service and strategy design portfolio.

He is an expert in co-creation, and so works closely with a wide range of people in each engagement—whether in the early phases of strategy and research, middle phases of ideation and concept prototyping, or later in evaluating and iterating before implementation—to understand the complexities of issues and surface opportunities to make a better world. 

At Reboot, Corey leads projects on topics ranging from participatory democracy, digital public space, movement strategy, and public sector innovation, with partners including the Democracy Fund, New_ Public, Mozilla Foundation, Wikimedia, Facebook Responsible Innovation, UNICEF, Hewlett Foundation, and the City of New York, among others. He led the creation of Reboot’s Design With, a co-creation curriculum for peers working for the public interest, and has shared participatory design methods at the Open Government Partnership conference, Feedback Labs Summits, and the European Academy of Design. 

He holds an MFA in Transdisciplinary Design from Parsons School of Design, and a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Haverford College.

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