Eriol Fox

Bristol UK


Eriol is a Design Lead who has worked in-house for 10+ years. Eriol works primarily with NGO’s, charities, non-profits and open source software through their roles at Third Sector Design and, Eriol is part of the core team at Open Source Design (, part of Human Rights Centred Design working group (, Sustaining design and UX in Open source software working group ( and Foss responders (

They previously worked at Ushahidi, a non-profit developing open-source, digital tools to help people with democratic processes, human rights, and crises like typhoons, earthquakes and terrorism.

Eriol is a non-binary, queer person who uses they/them pronouns and an LGBTQIA+ advocate. They are deeply passionate about intersectional inclusion and promoting healthy attitudes towards mental health in the tech sector.

My Talks

Can we build and maintain Open source design systems for Open source software?

Design contributions to OSS: Learnings from the Open Design workshops project

Designing tech tools for crisis & natural disaster relief in developed and developing countries

Diverse representations in design and awkward conversations with colleagues

Does experiencing and understanding abuse and trauma make me a good user experience designer?

From Fine Art to UX design: What designer can learn from an art practice

Open Source Design Contributions for your OSS project

Using your design skills for good with Humanitarian open source

UX research and Ethnographic design for humanitarian technology