Artist / Designer

Julie Beeler is an artist, designer and co-founder of Second Story whose work is at the intersection of art, technology, and storytelling. Passionate about educating, inspiring, and informing diverse audiences through storytelling innovation, Julie’s work builds powerful connections between people and the world of ideas. Collaborating with some of the world’s most respected organizations, museums, institutions, and universities, she led in the creation of a wide variety of digital media experiences that support cultural vitality with a commitment to preservation. She believes that story-driven design changes minds by bringing the voices of the people into the fabric of communities—ultimately informing future generations. Since her transition from Second Story, Julie has been focused on her visual arts practice, exploring how storytelling and interpretation can blur and blend in creating experiences that challenge certainty, cultivate curiosity, and inspire meaning-making for the natural and cultural worlds we inherit. Julie graduated magna cum laude with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design and Art History from the University of the Pacific.