I'm a Product Design Director at The New York Times. Throughout my career, I've pursued opportunities where technology facilitates connection through storytelling. I was initially fascinated by the power of self-publishing through blogs and the communities that sprung up around them, so I worked with small publishers like Gothamist, Paper Mag, Brownstoner and Talking Points Memo at Six Apart. I led a team that helped these publishers design for compelling narratives with the aim of growing their audiences.
I cofounded a food concept called Lonestar Taco, where I created a distinct brand through the customer experience. I led design at Serious Eats, where I evolved an authoritative brand and created engaging experiences to build trust with their readers. I now collaborate with product teams that are focused on strengthening the relationship between The Times and its audience.
Through these experiences, I believe that design management plays a vital role in both building those innovative products and creating diverse and inclusive workplaces. Most recently I led a project where I developed tools and processes that support career development and defined a shared language for the practice of Product Design at The Times.
The following is representative of my work before joining The Times.