studio ames


Sr. Product Designer

Nov 2019 - Present

Principal Product Designer

Oct 2017 - Oct 2019

Sr. Product Designer (Maps)

Jun 2014 - Oct 2017

Product Designer
Oct 2007 - Jul 2011




Curious learner, adventurer, and do-gooder with Midwestern sensibilities & West Coast dreams.
My learn just enough information to be actionable. Thrive in solving beefy, ambiguous problems And love to share my copious notes, learnings, and love for constraints and processes to teach and elevate others.

Top 5 strenghts via StrengthFinders: Strategic, FuturisticPositivity, Self-Assurance, and Achiever.

Self-Definied SuperPower = Bridge Building.

In 2019, I completed the Emerging Leaders Program a 12-month partnership program to define future leaders in the non-profit space hosted by  the National Urban League and Duke Learning. During 2017-2019, I sat on the board the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS)

Mapbox crew at NACIS —  Colorodo Springs,  CO 2016

From 2016-2018, I served on the Executive Board for the Greater Washington Urban League Young Professionals. As Vice President, I helped to scale our membership from 180 to over 300 members. Managed 9 Committee Chairs and overseeing over 70 events and programs for our membership and underserved communities in DC, Virgina, and Maryland. 

I also introduced, planned, and facilitated two hackathons in 2017 and 2018. Focused on community activism and advocacy, these events aimed to empower community members and youth to give back using technology and creativity. Read more

#UnHackTheVote2019 12-hour student hackathon  — Washington, DC 2019

I’m also an adventure junkie! I’m 1/2 bold and 1/2 terrified at the same time. Love that feeling of cultivating grit while venturing into the unknown.

In October 2018, I competed in the Rebelle Rally. A 1,600 mile, 9-day orienteering and driving competition. I drove and navigated at Jeep Rubicon from Lake Tahoe down to the edge of Mexicali. Highlights include scaling  boulders with a Jeep Rubicon, sliding in and out of sand dunes, through Death Valley, across Coachella, and camping under the stars at China Ranch.

First checkpoint at Rebelle U training with driving partner Paige Moody 
— Yuma, AZ  2018

Portfolio of Amy Lee Walton