I am a product designer at Etsy, a writer, and an MFA graduate from The Rhode Island School of Design. I have worked at Local Projects, Commercial Pop, Designer Pages, Barclays Capital, Macmillan Publishers, and The New York Quarterly making books, installations, websites, games, and apps. I am a founder of The Public Journal, and have recently finished writing a children’s adventure novel. I received my BA in English at Cornell University, where I was president of the Undergraduate English Club. At RISD, I was president of the graduate student body. I grew up in Dobbs Ferry, NY.
For my MFA thesis and personal work, I use graphic design to conceive writing tools that rethink the formal, structural and behavioral possibilities of text. While today’s digital reading platforms invite new patterns of interaction, the writing process remains relatively unchanged. It remains tied to the capacities of the typewriter and shaped by the convention of the print book. There is a gap between the output of traditional creative writing and the new media contexts where reading takes place. My work explores how designers and writers together can leverage technology to develop tools that meaningfully reshape writing practice and enrich the craft of storytelling.
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