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Portrait of George Oates

George Oates

Executive Director Flickr Foundation

George Oates is a designer working at the intersection of software, cultural heritage, and philosophy. She is the founder of the Flickr Foundation, a 501c3 charity dedicated to the challenge of preventing Flickr from being deleted.

George has worked online since 1996 and enjoyed a great variety of interesting roles like being part of the small team that created Flickr, project lead of Open Library at Internet Archive, and director of design at Stamen Design. George specialises in designing systems used by millions of people holding billions of things but also likes designing very specific interfaces for tiny audiences.