Devon Hirth


The Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity

The Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity works to reduce poverty and increase equity for New York City residents. As a digital product designer and lead user interface (UI) engineer on my team, I support our portfolio of products on many aspects of their lifecycles, including strategy, scoping, research, development, delivery, and management. Much of our focus is to broaden the reach of city-based programs and services that drive down poverty. We do this by engaging other agency stakeholders to collect and standardize up-to-date information on services that provide employment, housing, health, cash assistance, and more. In turn, we publish that information in formats such as marketing sites, communication materials, open APIs, datasets, and other digital products for New Yorkers. Below are a few products that I have worked on with specific project examples for each.

Featured Products

Working NYC

Role: Lead Digital Product Designer

Working NYC – During the summer of 2020, the Mayor's Office of Workforce Development partnered with our agency to create Working NYC, which helps New Yorkers prepare for and find a job through free job and adult education programs. My primary role on this product is to manage the brand identity and lead the design strategy working closely with the product manager, content strategist, and lead engineer.

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ACCESS NYC

Role: Lead Developer and Digital Product Designer

ACCESS NYC – ACCESS NYC is a public benefits platform and has been my primary product assignment at the Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity. Over the past several years, I have participated in numerous sprints using my expertise in front-end engineering, user interface/experience design, and digital product feature development.

View ACCESS NYC projects

Other Projects

NYC Benefits Platform: Screening API

Role: Digital Product Designer

NYC Benefits Platform: Screening API – This open API enables community-based organizations and civic technologists to build tools to screen their clients for benefit program eligibility using the same rules that govern the screening tool featured on ACCESS NYC. My responsibilities for this product included vendor review and selection for building the API, content UX strategy of the technical documentation, and contributions to the UI design and management of documentation components.

View the Screening API documentation

Online Applications Pilot

Role: Lead Front-end Developer and Mentor

Architected a SAAS-based solution with Ruby middleware for digital forms for City rent stabilization programs and oversaw an engineering fellow's development of the minimum viable product.

NYC Rules

Role: Lead Developer and Project Consultant

Consulted with the Mayor's Office of Operations to launch NYC Rules. Designed the site using the NYC Core Framework and finished core functionality required for the site launch.

Products from Previous Roles


Daisy Debt

Role: Co-founder and Lead Engineer / Designer

Led engineering and product design of a non-profit SAAS product, daisydebt.org, that helps financial counselors assert their client’s rights against unlawful debt collection agencies.

View Daisy Debt samples on Behance

Quadrant

Role: Co-founder and Lead Engineer / Designer

Lead front-end developer and designer of the core product and marketing site for Quadrant.io, a macro-economic data platform. I designed and developed the brand identity and UI, including macro-economic data visualizations, dashboards, and chart-building tools.

View Quadrant.io samples on Behance

View additional work on Behance