I’m a methodical designer and strategic thinker, busy crafting digital systems and experiences.

From launching a paywall for New York Times Cooking to evangelizing responsive design for Harvard University to applying a user-centered design process to Baltimore’s food access issues, I’m a thoughtful collaborator who uses design to galvanize others to better understand the task at hand. I jump effortlessly between holistic and detailed views of a problem and love turning messy, fragmented inputs into clear, creative solutions.

I’m currently a Lead Product Designer at The New York Times, evolving NYT Cooking’s web and iOS experiences. Previously, I designed custom, responsive websites at Happy Cog. I earned an MFA in Graphic Design from Maryland Institute College of Art and BA in Fine Arts (concentration in Communication Design) from the University of Pennsylvania.

Speaking & teaching

  • InstructorTypography II Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD 1–5/16
  • PanelistUndergraduate Fine Arts Alumni Career Panel Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 4/15
  • Speaker“All Together Now: Content & Collaboration in a Responsive Redesign” Confab Central, Minneapolis, MN 5/14
  • Guest LecturerTypography II Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD 6/12
  • Graduate Teaching InternGraphic Design I Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD 9–12/10
  • Classroom AssistantGraphic Design University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 9–12/08

Let's talk more about

  • Typefaces, new or old, for print or web
  • West Wing, The Wire, or your TV show of choice
  • My latest experiments with sous vide and breadmaking, and recipes you stand by
  • Tennis rivalries in the Open era
  • Walking routes in Philadelphia

Selected interviews