Cita Press landing page


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2 Cita Press celebrates the spread of culture and literature. Through its library of collaboratively designed free books, Cita honors the principles of decentralization, collective production, and equitable access to knowledge.

3 Press: LitHub, AIGA Eye On Design, Typewolf

① Cita Press: Design & Product

Cita is an open-access feminist digital library and print-on-demand publisher that promotes and distributes the writings of women authors whose works are open-licensed or in the public domain. I started Cita Press in late 2017 and launched the website in early 2018. I have led all the design, research, and UX/UI implementation. Cita is supported by a $245K Public Knowledge grant by the Mellon Foundation, in partnership with Educopia, for the 2021-2023 period.

All Cita publications can be accessed in low-connectivity areas. Cita’s interface design is WCAG 2.0 Level A compliant, using appropriate color contrast, keyboard-navigation friendly features, video captions, and descriptive alternative text for images. In 2019, AIGA’s Eye on Design called Cita “a genius platform” “dedicated to good design.” In 2020, the Legacy Press published my paper Cita: A Feminist Open-Access Digital Library and Print-on-Demand Books.