Portrait of Ron Bronson

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Ron Bronson


Ron Bronson is a designer, information architect and strategist specializing in service design & delivery, as well as large-scale digital transformation. He has spent his career working on projects to improve digital services for governments at the federal, state, and local levels. He currently serves as Director of Design at 18F. Outside of work, his research explores Consequence Design, a framework that examines how technology erodes civic trust in daily life.

Ron’s recent public design exhibitions include “A Parliament of Neighbors” (2023) at the Chimaera Kunsthalle. For this exhibition, he asked participants to reimagine governance from the community level and contemplate “who is a neighbor?”. His participatory speculative design exhibit “The Designer’s Share of the Problem” debuted at the 2022 Portland Design Festival. Ron has presented at design and technology conferences globally, including An Event Apart, Confab, Code for America Summit, Service Design Network Global Conference, Civic Design, UXR Toronto, Pixel Up Cape Town, and IxDA Oslo.

Ron currently serves as the board president of AIGA Portland. He is also a state championship winning high school tennis coach who was named Oregon State Coach of the Year in 2023. Additionally, he founded Indianapolis Design Week in 2017, previously served on the City of Portland Historic Landmarks Commission, and was in the US Air Force.