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Jeremy D. Cherry

Brand & Digital Designer
Charlottesville, VA


Talking design with other humans

Jeremy D. Cherry speaking at an event

I’ve had the distinct honor of teaching design ethics and theory to folks all over the world. My experience as a speaker and educator covers a wide range of settings and topics. I’ve spoken to classrooms in public universities, community colleges, and even an international school in Taiwan. I’ve had the privilege of speaking at events and conferences like Tom Tom Festival, Ignite UX Michigan, edUI, and Creative Mornings. Finally, I’ve worked with teams of fellow designers like the talented folks at Spotify, Willowtree, and VMDO Architects to find ways to incorporate ethics into professional communities. Whether it be delivering keynote speeches or leading practice-based workshops, I get so much life from connecting with others through this work.

Let’s Collaborate


My favorite topic to speak about is how hope impacts the work we create for other humans. I’m generally skeptical of big tech because of how it can treat humans like data points that solely impact profit margins. I firmly believe that with emerging technology comes an increased responsibility to those engaging with our work. However, I’m confident that if designers learn to embrace humans with hope and lean into the complexity of working with others, we could change the products we create for the better.

Areas of Focus:
  • Design Ethics
  • Design Theory
  • Hopeful Design
  • Service Design
  • Community Building
  • Mental Health
  • User Experience
  • Branding & Identity
  • Social Interaction
  • Design Principles
  • Humane Technology
  • Evaluating Trends


Here’s a few talks you can watch online:

Hopeful Design for Hopeless Times

Ignite UX Michigan

Rethinking Engagement

Creative Mornings Charlottesville