Abby Covert has a proven track record in establishing user-centric practices in a variety of creative environments, and a reputation for stellar information architecture work in a variety of consulting contexts.
Her diverse portfolio includes work for among others: Staples, Nike, IHOP, Herman Miller, Kraft Foods, Sharpie, JELL-O, Prismacolor, Expo Markers, Valspar, KMART, Taco Bell, KFC, State Farm and The United States Postal Service, BlueCross BlueShield, JSTOR, Fidelity Investments, Bank of America, The Hartford Insurance.
Abby prides herself on being an active organizer and mentor within the design community. She holds credit for inventing World Information Architecture Day. World IA Day 2015 served 36 locations across 24 countries and more than 6000 attendees globally. She currently serves as president of the Information Architecture Institute, a global non-profit membership organization focused on empowering IA leadership, with members in 73 countries.
Abby teaches at The School of Visual Arts in New York City. She writes under the pseudonym Abby the IA, sharing information architecture content with those working within the design and technology communities. She is the author of How to Make Sense of Any Mess a book about information architecture for everybody.