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Introduction
Hello - thanks for scrolling all the way down! I'm a Brooklyn based Interactive Art Director and Designer, which should be no surprise if you've been stalking me on LinkedIn, or for those visually inclined, Instagram. But since creatives are more than the parts of their resume, here are some random facts about me before we move onto the CV:
  • I'm fluent in Italian, courtesy of my undergrad years at Yale
  • I'm rather rusty in Mandarin Chinese, having moved to the U.S. from Taiwan when I was 10
  • Prior to pushing pixels, I was an intaglio printmaker and made marks the old fashioned way with acid and needles
  • Speaking of old school, my favorite artist is Johannes Vermeer, favorite writer is Vladimir Nabokov, and favorite composer is Pytor Iliych Tschaikovsky
  • My favorite varietal is German Riesling, and if you're a Riesling hater because you think they're too sweet, you should read this before we engage in civilized discourse :)
Work Experience
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Wall Street Journal
Oct 2015 - Present 
Art Director
Going native at Dow Jones, where I do art direction and design of digital experiences and sponsored content for Wall Street Journal advertisers and brand accounts. I collaborate with sales and integrating marketing folks in campaign brainstorm, project ideation, and RFP visual prototype, and also work with writers, designers and programmers to iterate and refine design for sold projects. Current clients include Showtime, Starz, Morgan Stanley, and AFLAC.
Hearst
May 2014 - Oct 2015
Senior Interactive Designer
Back on the edit side of the church and state divide, I was part of a team of information architects, designers, and developers responsible for refining and elevating the user experience and digital design of all the Hearst Newspapers properties including San Francisco Chronicle, SFGate, Houston Chronicle, and San Antonio Express-News.
Condé Nast
Mar 2012 - May 2014 
Senior Interactive Designer
Where old media meets new media, and ad meets edit. During my time at the CNMG digital studio, I tackled projects ranging from multimedia campaigns, tablet prototypes, mobile apps, data visualization, responsive design, to native advertising, working with world class accounts such as Porsche, Sony, Ritz Carlton, Saks Fifth Avenue, Samsung, Gap, and Xerox, and premier Condé Nast brands including GQ, Wired, Architectural Digest, Condé Nast Traveler, and Style.com.
Wind-up Records
Feb 2008 - Mar 2012 
Interactive Art Director
Seems crazy to think of a time before Twitter, but my years in indie music coincided with the fall of flash and the rise of social & mobile media. I had my hand in everything from multimedia sites, digital campaigns, to more custom designs for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, MySpace, and iTunes than I can count.
Sudler & Hennessey
Aug 2006 - Feb 2008 
Senior Interactive Designer
Sudler was an invaluable work experience despite the überconservative pharma clients. Working alongside information architects, copywriters, production artists, and other designers definitely proved why there's no substitute for teamwork.
DIRECTV
May - Aug 2006 
Art Director
My brief fling working alongside Fox Newsies at the NYC headquarter of the Evil Empire... where I learned even having your own office doesn't compensate for the trials of corporate middle management.
Enzyme Digital
Apr 2004 - Apr 2006 
Senior Designer
I lived and breathed e-commerce and CMS and went tableless with W3C compliant CSS. While anyone can churn out eye candy with flashy flash, it definitely takes something else to make forms and functional interface look good.
RDA International
Feb - Apr 2004 
Senior Flash Designer
Recreate News. Remake History. It was all Kuma War, all the time, with this freelance stint. For a highend ad agency, the folks at RDA were surprisingly mellow. After wasting away in design purgatory for the previous two years, it was nice to be reminded of how a real company works.
Ops Divina
Feb 2002 - Nov 2003 
Senior Designer
It's challenging working in a two person office where I'm essentially expected to do everything. In addition to creative direction, design, production, quality assessment, marketing, research, and print, I also occasionally tackled copywriting, photography, programming, and of course, placating high strung clients and the bossman alike.
Tech Engine
Jul 2001 - Jan 2002 
Senior Designer
In the midst of the brutal dotcom fallout, working for a tech career agency was a bit of safe shelter. So I learned how to efficiently work around ASP and produced over 200 branded career sites.
Armani Exchange
Jun - Jul 2001 
Sales Associate
Ah, the joys of retail! I applied for this job on a whim after the unexpected closing of Blue. Before long, I was ringing returns and folding clothes like a machine at the A|X SOHO flagship. The word "closing" still makes me cringe.
Blue Hypermedia
Nov 1999 - May 2001 
Design Associate
Banners, flash, logos, site design, HTML, CSS, and the occasional copy - I did it all before the Canadians came and shut the firm down 6 months after buying the agency... a long and regrettable scandal.
Nine West
Jun - Oct 1999 
Junior Art Director
I have to admit that even after this stint in corporate marketing, I still can't fathom women's fascination with shoes.
Yale Center for British Art
May 1997 - May 1999 
Student Assistant
Tons of database work for the Prints & Drawings department, but the BAC curators were super cool and definitely knew how to throw smashing receptions. The airy and elegant buidling, designed by Louis Kahn, was in itself a bonus.
College Intern
I had a blast giving tours of the museum and people-watching while working at the front desk. I also researched for and gave my own talk on works by Vermeer and Rembrandt from the European paintings collection.
Camp Awosting
Jun - Aug 1996 
Arts and Crafts Counselor
Camp was cool, but after living with and taking care of a cabin full of nine year olds for an entire summer, I'm more than happy to leave full time nannying to the professionals.
Sterling Memorial Library
Sep 1995 - May 1996 
Archive Documentor
Transcribing survivor testimonies at the Holocaust Memorial Archive was both harrowing and enlightening; strangely enough, this part time job proved to be an excellent primer for my senior lit essay three years later on Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Primo Levi.