Joey Fennell

Design Researcher, Agncy

Joey is a researcher, talented at the hardest part of learning, making sense of many data streams and stories. He is able to wring meaning from convoluted sources of information, whether law journals or teenagers — and translate this into clear and navigable articulations of what the world looks like through others’ eyes.

Joey’s interest is in the intersection of design, community, and public policy. He previously worked for Sparc! The Art Mobile, an initiative of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design brings art-making to neighborhoods throughout Boston as a tool for community cohesion.

His projects at Agncy have included multi-pronged investigations of the juvenile justice system in the Boston area, research into Black-White health inequities, and understanding the perspectives and contexts of elementary grade math teachers in districts around the country. He has brought to each program his strength in secondary learning, his flexible approach to interview facilitation, and his ability to dive deep into the data to surface meaningful connections.

Joey’s degree is in Industrial Design from MassArt. He worked his way through school as a security guard and help desk support provider.