These professional writings are dedicated to all the teachers in my past who taught me to write, then encouraged me to do more of it.

Namely, my 10th grade high school English teacher in Aztec, New Mexico, Mrs. Price; my English 101 professor in Pasco, Washington, whose name I can’t remember but whose critiques inspired me; and Natalia Ilyin, my design critic professor at the University of Washington who left my early design writings full of scary red marks while at the same time encouraging me to develop a feisty, unapologetic point-of-view: “It’s time for you to join the conversation,” she said. And so, I have.


A Prejudiced Palate: What Leaving the Emerald City Taught Me About Its Goût de Terroir / ARCADE. Seattle, WA. January 13, 2015

Five Hat Racks, or Wurman’s LATCH: A Schema for Organizing Information / ARCADE. Seattle, WA. October 3, 2013

Data + Design
Forward / Infoactive. Seattle, WA. April 2014.


When you’re in love with a broken city / Grist. Seattle, WA. April 20, 2011


A Case for More Pleasing Design / AIGA. NY, NY. February 10, 2011

Case Study: / AIGA. NY, NY. September 14, 2009

Apple’s Secret Is In Our DNA / All Tech Considered. Washington, DC. August 30, 2011.

Cancer, ‘Fixies’ And Flickr Friendships / The Picture Show. Washington, DC. June 30, 2011.

A Modernist Take On Frilly Fonts / The Picture Show. Washington, DC. February 12, 2011

Postal Service Honors Americans Who Left A Stamp On Design / The Picture Show. Washington, DC. January 7, 2011

Showcasing The Urban Heartbeat Using Geo-Based Tech / All Tech Considered. Washington, DC. September 7, 2010

A Cup Of Coffee For Your Thoughts / Go Figure. Washington, DC. April 8, 2010

Hooking Up In An Urban Interface / All Tech Considered. Washington, DC. March 30, 2010

On Experimentation And Camera Language / The Picture Show. Washington, DC. February 1, 2010