Past Things

Vox Media, Inc.

For 6+ years, I helped build Vox Media, Inc. - most recently as a principal designer & design manager.

I was lucky enough to work on almost every type of thing Vox does:

I led brand & product design for V2 and V2 of, 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 design charrette/critique, and vairious product ideation sessions.

I am a generalist, and am always excited to learn more.

Here are some selected projects → (portfolio)

Pacific Standard

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, I was part of a small group of five 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.


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 ( 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 ask artist I admire to respond (with new work) to an idea.

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

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

SUPER SANTA BARBARA II focused on Net Neutrality and it's potential implications for the future of the Santa Barbara region.

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


Design Portfolio, Twitter, LinkedIn, Dribbble. Some recent art.
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