Creativity4Better. The Value of Bravery. Christina Mallon

Christina Mallon

Head of Inclusive Design and Accessibility, Wunderman Thompson Global

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.