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Maggie Appleton

Anthropologist, art director, illustrator, metaphor designer, and mediocre developer

I sit in the middle of a few odd venn diagrams – illustration, anthropology, and technology are at the core of everything I make.

Combining these into something coherent is a weird and ongoing challenge.

My work at egghead involves designing visual metaphors for invisible, complicated software concepts.

On the side I'm always working on illustrated essays that explore the cultural side of digital technology.

In my digital garden of notes you'll find a good amount of linguistics, cognitive metaphors, cultural speculation, and tool nerding.

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