Hello! I am a designer, writer, and recent Boulder transplant.
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 interesting people like economists Steven Levitt and Dan Ariely, and food writer Ruth Reichl. My profile on Maya Angelou ran on the front page of the inaugural issue of WSJ's Mansion section. 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.
After five years in New York City, I recently relocated to Boulder, Colorado.
Speaker at Journalism Next convention hosted by the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University (“Designing New Media”)
Featured guest on Responsive Web Design podcast (Designing 300+ Website)
Speaker at Society for News Design 2017 annual conference (Designing interfaces for voice-based products)
Speaker at International Symposium on Online Journalism 2017 annual conference (Conversational journalism: How bots and artificial intelligence can get us there)
Panelist at Duke Student Publishing Company 2016 annual gathering (Storytelling in a Digital Age)
Panelist at Asian American Journalists Association 2016 national convention (How to Navigate the Newsroom and Become a Leader)