sophia dengo

About me

I'm not just about making lovely digital experiences -- I'm an indie jeweler, wannabe sewist, and longtime knitter. I'm also a space nerd and a student pilot, flying a '73 Piper Cherokee.

I like to solve problems and make things (particularly online things) useful. Lately I've been thinking a lot about design systems and pattern libraries, service design, and accessibility and designing for inclusion.

I'm currently bringing my skills to bear at Ad Hoc, where I help deliver functional government digital services for major federal entities, like and

Previously, I got to know city governments while working at the Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University and Code for America.

My toolkit includes UI/UX design, research, and front-end development.

Regardless of the challenge, tech stack, and environment, I always want to meet people where they are.

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Find me online:

I'm @phiden on Github, Instagram, and