Liz Kramer has a background in developing and executing on complex projects, sometimes at record speed. She is a principal at Public Design Bureau, a St. Louis-based firm that helps people working for the public good to design meaningful, engaging, human-centered change. She likes to work in collaboration with others, and is always ready for a costume party.
Kramer designed and led the Office for Socially Engaged Practice at the Sam Fox School at Washington University in St. Louis from 2014 to 2022. She teaches classes on community engagement, interaction design, empathy, and human-centered design. She studied engineering, writing, and theater at WashU, and went on to study human centered design at Northwestern University. She is a past Community Arts Training Institute Fellow with the Regional Arts Commission, and a New Leaders Council Fellow. She serves as the co-chair of the City of St. Louis Community Mobility Committee, as a community garden leader, and as a tender of her front-yard wildflower garden.