Hello! I am a designer and writer based in New York.
I’m currently a senior product designer at Vox Media, working on the audience-facing experience and design system of Vox Media's 350+ websites across eight editorial brands—Vox, SB Nation, The Verge, Eater, Polygon, Curbed, Racked, and Recode. Before that, I led design on Vox’s first R&D product team, where we experimented with emerging platforms and interfaces like voice design.
Before I designed, I reported. Most recently, I was a real-estate reporter for The Wall Street Journal, and covered fun topics like luxury house flipping, penthouse views around the world, multi-million dollar auctions, and why NYC condos lack 13th floors. I interviewed folks much smarter than me like the late Maya Angelou, economists Steven Levitt and Dan Ariely, and food writer Ruth Reichl. Even now, I write as much as I can, and I believe my journalism background has been instrumental in shaping my investigative, user-centered approach to design.
I studied non-design things at Duke University, and doubled down in my graduate years, earning a MSc. in Creative Digital Media with a concentration in Interaction Design as a George J. Mitchell Scholar.
October 2017: Journalism Next (Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University)
Designing 300+ Websites on Responsive Web Design podcast
Designing interfaces for voice-based products (2017 Society for News Design conference)
Conversational journalism: How bots and artificial intelligence can get us there (2017 International Symposium on Online Journalism conference)
Storytelling in a Digital Age (2017 Duke Student Publishing Company)
How to Navigate the Newsroom and Become a Leader (2016 Asian American Journalists Association national convention)