EXPERIENCE

Product Designer, The New York Times

New York – 2016 to present

  • Design lead for content management systems used within the Times, including Scoop, the newsroom’s primary CMS

Director of reader experience, Atavist

New York – 2013 to 2016

  • Designed and developed beautiful reading experiences for users of Atavist’s web publishing platform
  • Collaborated on the design and development of Atavist’s innovative CMS, which allows users to create stories by piecing together flexible content blocks
  • Contributed art direction and story design to The Atavist Magazine, a 2015 winner of the National Magazine Award

Founding editor, Bklynr

New York — 2012 to 2015

  • Founded an online publication dedicated to telling in-depth stories about Brooklyn, named the borough’s best longform website by The L Magazine
  • Designed and built Bklynr’s subscription-based website
  • Oversaw the twice-monthly production of Bklynr by recruiting writers, editing stories, designing issue layouts, and occasionally contributing
  • Created “Block by Block, Brooklyn’s Past and Present,” an interactive map representing the year of construction of Brooklyn’s 320,000-odd buildings, which was included in The Best American Infographics 2014

User education specialist, Google

New York – 2012 to 2013

  • Worked with the Google Drive product, marketing, and design teams to make Drive easier to learn and use
  • Wrote Google Drive’s help materials and kept them up to date, easy to understand, and nice to look at

Technical account manager, Google

New York – 2011 to 2012

  • Provided consultative support to top-tier publishers that use Google’s DoubleClick suite of ad serving products
  • Designed and helped build internal Google tools and sites

Editorial fellow, Talking Points Memo

New York – 2010

  • Maintained and helped develop TPM PollTracker, a web application that aggregated and organized results from political polls conducted nationwide
  • Wrote dozens of stories about political polling and trends uncovered by public opinion surveys

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Proficient in web development fundamentals: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience with web development best practices, including responsive design, accessible design, and approaches to measuring and improving performance
  • Experience working with a suite of developer tools and services commonly in use today, including Git, GitHub, Gulp, Grunt, CSS preprocessors (Sass, Less, PostCSS), Vagrant, Webpack, NPM, Bower, AWS, and others
  • Proficiency with React
  • Experience building and working with Node.js and Express.js applications
  • Proficiency with web components and Google’s Polymer library
  • Experience building WordPress sites and working knowledge of PHP
  • Proficiency with Photoshop, InDesign, and Sketch

EDUCATION

Columbia University

New York – Class of 2011

  • B.A. in English and political science
  • Graduated summa cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa