Emileigh Barnes

Telling stories. Crafting strategy. Helping people.

These days, I'm part of Capital One’s bank design leadership team; before that I was a content lead at 18F.

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Pictured with my dog and his snaggletooth.

Pictured with my dog and his snaggletooth.

Projects (selected)

Capital One Cafés - Design Strategy

Capital One Cafés are spaces where anyone in the community can plan their financial journey, get free money coaching, or hang out and relax with a Peet's Coffee. My teams have worked on projects like our digital sign strategy and café website.

Every Kid in a Park - CONTENT STRATEGY

everykidinapark.gov helps families learn about (and sign up for) the Every Kid in a Park program. In its first year, over 500,000 students used our website to get free access to national lands, waters, and historic sites.

Federal Election Commission - website

Who’s giving money to political candidates, and how are those candidates spending it? The fec.gov digital transformation makes it easier for journalists and members of the public to access and understand campaign finance information.

Speaking (my favorites)

Poetry (what I studied)

  • Constant, Finishing Line Press (chapbook)

  • Given, Dancing Girl Press (chapbook)

  • Poems published in BathHouse, CutBank, Forbes, H_NGM_N, Meridian, PANK, Sentence, Wag’s Review, and others

Life (curated)

I’m a marathon runner, a mountain climber, and a RAGBRAI regular. I live with my husband, Mike, and our dog, Huckleberry Finn. We love winter and eating spicy things.