Christina Mallon leads Inclusive Design at Wunderman Thompson, where she consults
brands on how to implement inclusive design practices into their business strategies.
Christina is a woman at the forefront of an important movement towards inclusivity in
design and advertising. She has a unique and special voice, championing individuals
often ignored by these industries – particularly those with disabilities.
At the start of Christina’s professional career, her arms slowly became paralyzed. The
transition to “disabled” was challenging but has never slowed her down for a second.
As a young digital marketing professional starting her career with a “disability” she felt
under-represented as a consumer. Rather than being discouraged, she recognized the
opportunity to grow awareness and make a measurable impact within the industry.
This realization inspired her to start an inclusive design practice at Wunderman
Thompson and lead one of the only incubators focused on wearable tech for people
with disabilities called Open Style Lab at MIT & Parsons. She has partnered with brands
like The Wing, Macy’s, IKEA, Tommy Hilfiger, & Microsoft on how to make their
customer experiences more inclusive.
Christina’s work around inclusive design has received world-wide attention and has
been featured in Fast Company, Vogue, NBC News, PBS, Hulu and BBC. Also, she
received LinkedIn Top Voice in Design 2020, Smithsonian’s Emerging Designer of the
Year 2019, Ad Age 40 under 40 and D&I Champion of the Year, Adweek Creative 100,
Yahoo’s HERoes Role Model 2020 and Business Insider’s Rising Stars.