Hello! I’m currently the Director of Content and Communications at Bresslergroup, an insight-driven product innovation lab in Philadelphia.
My background is a blend of journalism, publishing, and digital marketing. I learned journalism on the job at Philadelphia magazine where I rose on the masthead from Copy Editor to Managing Editor before setting out on my own. As a freelancer I contributed articles to many publications, including Philadelphia, Metropolis, Communication Arts, Dwell, National Geographic Traveler, and the New York Times.
Before going into magazine journalism, I was in book publishing, working in editorial at Simon & Schuster and Running Press. I’ve also authored and ghostwritten a number of books on topics from etiquette to the design of everyday objects to the life of Isamu Noguchi. And I’ve provided content development, strategy, and consulting services to a wide range of companies and nonprofits.
Design and storytelling are two threads that run throughout my career. I’ve focused on design in my writing, first as a journalist and now as a marketer. And I’ve also enjoyed putting design in context by curating exhibitions IRL and on Instagram. I’m also proud to serve DesignPhiladelphia as a member of their Steering Committee.
When I’m not busy with the above, I’m probably hanging out in Queen Village, Philly’s oldest (and most charming) neighborhood, with my husband and two kids. Or if it’s around election time, I might be serving my neighbors (2ndWard, Division 15) as their elected Democratic Committee Person.