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Vox Media, Inc.

I'm currently Principal Designer at Vox Media, Inc. Over the last 5 years - I have been lucky enough to work on almost every type of thing Vox does. I led branding & design for Vox.com, helped rebrand The Verge, Curbed, Recode & Code Conference/s, led design for 'off-platform' partnerships (Apple, Google, and Facebook), co-led our Revenue Executions team, and art-directed Polygon's long-form editorial features. I also helped create and lead a variety of internal cultural initiatives like charette/critique, and product ideation sessions. I am a generalist, and proud of it.

Pacific Standard Magazine

I was on the Board of Directors for the Miller-McCune Center for Research, Media and Public Policy - publisher of Pacific Standard Magazine

Mission & State

In 2012 was part of a small group that co-founded Mission & State (formerly 'Santa Barbara Journalism Initiative'). After countless hours building proposals and planning, we won the Knight News Challenge (500k plus a matching requirement supported by local foundations) to make it into the non-profit, in-depth online newspaper that we envisioned. Though the project lasted only 2 years (long story with post-mortem forthcoming), I am extremely proud of the work we did with fellow co-founders and talented journalists.

City2.0

My involvement with Mission & State stemmed from my multi-year side project, City2.0 (2007-2012. RIP.); a vibrant citizen blog network & headline aggregation tool for Santa Barbara County (pre-Patch.com). A civic-oriented startup, City2 (at it's peak) was home over 100 blogs providing citizen coverage of local politics, arts, culture, sports, and breaking news.

The Graphic Vendor

For the 8 years (2004-2011) before working for Vox Media, I ran a small independent design studio called The Graphic Vendor, focusing on branding, identity, & web design.

Art & curation

I sometimes curate independent idea-driven exhibitions. Instead of doing studio visits and collecting [existing] works for shows, I tend to ask artists to create new work in response to an idea.

AOKOA, last September at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Los Angeles was an exhibition exploring the homogeneous design languages used on RV exteriors.

In 2013, I curated THINGS THAT TURN YOUR BRAINS TO MUSH for the Museum of Contemporary Art (Santa Barbara). I asked 7 artists to make new works responding to neo-luddism, animated gifs, and evolving digital shorthand / language.

In 2011, SUPER SANTA BARBARA II (on net neutrality) focused on Net Neutrality and it's potential implications for the future of the region.

I have also been an exhibiting artist since 2003. More about that here.



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