Colleen Lynn is a veteran user interface designer who is known for her exceptional multidisciplinary skill set and creating websites that deliver social impact. In 1995, she began her Seattle-based web design company, and over the next decade worked with a diverse range of clients including Internet startups, retail companies and smart device manufacturers. During this time she played a key visual role in numerous identity designs and nearly 100 website designs. Colleen Lynn also spent two quarters teaching evening courses at the Art Institute of Seattle. Achievements in social activism include being selected as the visual designer for the 2008 Washington State grassroots primary Obama campaign. The Drupal-based site was created as a model to be deployed to other states. In the same year, Colleen Lynn created DogsBite.org, which currently receives over 270,000 page views per month and in April 2011 was cited in a peer-reviewed study published by the Annals of Surgery. In 2010, she created Righthaven Victims, a free speech advocacy website, to help educate bloggers about copyright trolls. The Media Bloggers Association noted the site in an amicus brief filing as well. Since then, DogsBite.org has participated in their own amicus filing in a landmark Maryland appeals court case on behalf of a young boy severely mauled by a tenant’s pit bull.
Colleen Lynn graduated in 1991 with a degree in Communication Arts from Holy Names College in Oakland, California. After graduation, she returned to Houston and attended Rice University’s Publishing Program.