Product Design Manager, BuzzFeed
September 2017 – Present
Design Director, Storytelling Studio, Vox Media
Led design of storytelling projects across multiple platforms. Managed storytelling designers. Provided design feedback on storytelling projects across various teams of designers and engineers. Defined and iterated on the team’s design process. Worked with other team leadership members to scope and assign work to the team. Published blog posts about individual project processes as well as overall team processes. Tracked the impact of the team’s work. Collaborated closely with a cross-functional team as well as various editorial and video teams. Established a process for design critique and maintained a healthy design culture within the team.
Senior Product Designer, Storytelling Studio, Vox Media
Executed design of storytelling projects across multiple platforms. Led individual storytelling projects. Collaborated with engineers, design leadership, project manager, editorial teams, engagement editors, photo editors, and video producers. Tested assumptions often and early through rapid prototyping and user testing. Helped iterate on the team’s design process. Led critiques for all projects. Advocated for accessible design decisions.
Senior Product Designer, Editorial Products, Vox Media
Led design of our reusable, scalable, and embeddable storytelling tools. Implemented a product design process that incorporates research, brainstorming, and sketching for all of our new tools. Supported other designers and engineers on the team. Gave design feedback to various editorial teams. Provided and received design critiques. Managed design interns.
Designer, Vox Media
Relaunched Racked and Eater on Vox Media's platform, Chorus. Collaborated with Senior Designers and Design Directors to establish a refreshed brand identity. Designed responsive mocks. Presented design directions to editorial and product stakeholders. Logged visual bugs and worked with engineers to polish site design. Provided post-launch design support to editorial teams.
Design Intern, Vox Media
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at GWU
BFA, Graphic Design