Experience

Design Director, Storytelling Studio, Vox Media

January 2017–Present

Lead design of storytelling projects across multiple platforms. Manage storytelling designers. Provide design feedback on storytelling projects across various teams of designers and engineers. Define and iterate on the team’s design process. Work with other team leadership members to scope and assign work to the team. Publish blog posts about individual project processes as well as overall team processes. Track the impact of the team’s work. Collaborate closely with a cross-functional team as well as various editorial and video teams. Establish a process for design critique and maintain a healthy design culture within the team. 

 

Senior Product Designer, Storytelling Studio, Vox Media

July 2016–December 2016

Execute design of storytelling projects across multiple platforms. Lead individual storytelling projects. Collaborate with engineers, design leadership, project manager, editorial teams, engagement editors, photo editors, and video producers. Test assumptions often and early through rapid prototyping and user testing. Help iterate on the team’s design process. Lead critiques for all projects. Advocate for accessible design decisions.

 

Senior Product Designer, Editorial Products, Vox Media

January 2016–July 2016

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 

January 2014–December 2015

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 

May 2012–December 2013

Aligned Vox Media’s brand with various other brands to create proposals for advertisements on SB Nation, The Verge, and Polygon. Designed internal  presentations.

 

Design Intern, Redbook Magazine 

June 2012–August 2012

Maintained a wall of printed layouts for the Art Department. Completed imaging work and took test photographs. Assisted the Creative Director and other designers in the Art Department.

 

 

Education

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at GWU

2009–2013

BFA, Graphic Design