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Delle Maxwell

Immediate Past Board Chair

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Delle Maxwell is an award-winning computer animator, designer, and technical writer who has worked at the intersection of technology and design for more than 30 years. In Japan, working for NHK television, she developed an animated character for a yearlong television series. After that, she joined the animation company PDI (which later became a part of DreamWorks) and worked primarily in television graphics. At the Geometry Center at the University of Minnesota, she worked on three mathematical visualization animation projects, which have been shown in venues throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan. As a freelance designer for more than 15 years, she helped design the original graphical user interface for Silicon Graphics computers, worked on multiple software user interface design projects in a number of Silicon Valley companies, and received numerous awards and recognition for her work.

Maxwell is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in Textile Design and received her Master of Science degree in Visual Studies at MIT in what is now known as the Media Lab. Maxwell is an avid gardener; her garden in Portola Valley has been featured in the Going Native Garden Tour repeatedly, and since her retirement a few years ago, she has become a Master Gardener and is active in the San Francisco/Peninsula group. Maxwell has been a nursery volunteer at the Garden for many years, was co-chair of the Annual Plant Sale in 2004 and 2005, and joined the Gardens of Golden Gate Park Board in 2015.

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