Joe / Designer / NYC

I’m a designer and strategist who collaborates with non-designers to create new products and services that make people’s lives easier, more equitable, or more engaging. I’ve worked with journalists in Kenya, human rights orgs in Fiji, and MTV that one time.

 

CURRENT POSITION
UX / Service Designer at MSK

LOCATION
New York

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As a freelancer, I have to play a lot of different roles depending on the project, but my work tends to fall into three main categories: Digital Product Design, Service Design & Strategy, and Data Visualization & Visual Narrative.

 

Employment

UX / SERVICE DESIGNER, MSK CANCER CENTER
I am working as part of the Design and Innovation Group at MSK which involves collaboration with different groups throughout the hospital including clinicians, patients and caregivers, to breakdown complex problems, find opportunities for interventions, design new solutions, and ultimately improve the patient experience at MSK.

UX / UI DESIGNER, Global Citizen
As part of the product team, I worked to improve Global Citizen's online and off-line user experience. This included designing mock-ups for web and mobile, collaborating with front-end and back-end developers to build out solutions, and developing strategies for new products, features, and events.

UX / UI DESIGNER, Murmur Co.
I worked with the Murmur team to conceptualize and develop desktop and mobile storytelling platforms. I created site maps, wireframes, and finalized digital mock-ups, as well as graphic elements and data visualization designs for our projects.

DESIGN FACILITATOR, Magnum Foundation
As part of Magnum’s Photography Expanded initiative, I facilitated collaborations between photographers, journalists, and other media makers, leading the creative direction of multiple interactive narratives and challenging photojournalists to plan their impact through user-centered thinking.

Achievements

PULITZER CENTER GRANTEE
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Journalism Grant
For What Went Wrong? 

FIRST PRIZE IN IMMERSIVE STORYTELLING
World Press Photo's 2017 Digital Storytelling Contest
For THE DIG with The Skin Deep & Murmur

IMPACT AFRICA GRANT WINNER
Investigative Data-journalism Grant
For What Went Wrong?

ADVISOR
International Center for Advocates Against Discrimination (ICAAD)
Transdisciplinary Advisory Committee

"LOOK DIFFERENT CHALLENGE" WINNER
MTV’s Look Different Campaign
For LookDeeper.org


Education

MASTERS OF FINE ARTS in Transdisciplinary Design
Parsons, The New School for Design
School of Design Strategies

BACHELORS OF ARTS in Architecture
Washington University in St. Louis
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
Second Major in Religious Studies | Magna Cum Laude