Chief Design Officer

Civio Studio

Eli has built his career at the experiential intersection of the built environment and digital interaction. 

His creative approach identifies key user groups and deeply understand their needs and experiences. Eli believes that experience design isn’t about wowing users, but, rather, a way to leave a lasting impact on audiences and create accessible, memorable experiences.

Following a diagnosis of Guillain-Barré syndrome in spring 2020—a condition which left him temporarily paralyzed and was followed by months of rehab—Eli devoted himself to creating experiences that create equitable access for underrepresented audiences.

Eli holds a Master in Architecture from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor’s in Architectural Studies with a Minor in Studio Arts from the University of Pittsburgh. He’s worked at award-winning firms from Portland to New York City, and now lives in Philadelphia with his wife and son.

His interests outside the office include printmaking, furniture design, and building anything he can get his hands on.

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