Nikki Sylianteng is an interaction designer who works on small things that get to the heart of big problems. She’s best known for To Park or Not to Park?, a guerrilla parking sign redesign project that’s currently saving drivers from parking tickets in Los Angeles, Brisbane, and New Haven. Her work has been featured in The Atlantic, BBC, NPR, Fast Company, Wired and heatedly discussed on Reddit and Hacker News threads.
Here are other things she’s made:
• City Objects – a catalog of thoughtful design details from cities around the world
• A Mini Multiverse – a thought about our personal worlds
• Both Sides – a reading list for people who want to get out of the echo chamber
• McDonald’s Nicknames – a compilation of what McDonald’s is called around the world
• eating carefully – a series of therapeutic videos of me eating carefully
Nikki is also a design consultant and advisor based out of Orbital, Kickstarter’s former headquarters and home to independent folks developing and launching new ideas. She is an alumni of the MFA Interaction Design program at the School of Visual Arts, and spent five years prior as a materials researcher and designer in interior architecture firms in Los Angeles. Nikki was born in Los Angeles but grew up in Manila where she has a background in Psychology and holds a BS in Management Information Systems from the Ateneo de Manila University. She currently lives in New York City.