Ame Elliott is Design Director at nonprofit Simply Secure, where she cultivates a community of professional designers, developers, and researchers working on privacy, security, and ethical technology. Previously, Ame spent 15 years working in Silicon Valley, as Design Research Lead for IDEO San Francisco, and as a research scientist for Xerox PARC and Ricoh Innovations.
She has delivered technology strategy for global clients including Acer, Ericsson, Fuji-Xerox, HP, and Samsung. She was recognized as a Most Creative Person in Business by Fast Company, and her award-winning design work has been included in the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. Ame earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University Colorado, Boulder.