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Christine Kerrigan

Eternal optimist. Creator. Collaborator. Idea generator. Problem solver. Insatiably curious. People person. Eager learner. Adventure traveler. Sporty. Dance nut. Playful. Prankster (watch out!). Citizen of the world. Driven to make this world a better place to live.

A conceptual and critical thinker, I create concepts, narratives, and design systems solutions. As a Master’s candidate at the Université du Québec à Montréal’s (UQAM) graduate school of design, I am conducting “action research” on innovative and collaborative co-design processes for urban design projects.

My perspective is global and I’ve lived in the U.S., Canada, Pakistan, France, UK and Germany, and am bilingual (English and French). I speak some Spanish (si) and German (ja, klar) and am a citizen of both the U.S. and E.U. My sense of humor keeps me sane and it tends to follow me around wherever I go.

Why alioop?

According to Webster and friends, “alley-oop” is a basketball play in which a pass is lobbed above the basket and a player jumps up and attempts to dunk the ball and score. Since an “alley-oop” can also represent the pass made in such a play, I liked the analogy of serving as a catalyst to help clients “score.” Of course, the designer in me loved the round, friendly letters in the phonetic spelling of the word. I also dig that it’s a dare devil snow boarding move and in French, “alley-oop” is the cry of a circus acrobat about to leap. alioooooooooooop!