I am a digital humanities researcher and designer based in Berlin. I studied art and design in New York, before moving to the UK to pursue an MA degree at the Department for Typography and Graphic Communication in the University of Reading. I have previously worked in design agencies both in London and New York, primarily working with non-profit, cultural and educational clients.
Between 2016–2021, I was a PhD candidate at the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image at London South Bank University. The position was a Collaborative Doctoral Partnership project with Rhizome, a leading international born-digital art organization based in New York. My research focused on questions related to presentation and performativity in the online archive of born-digital art, which I examined through the lens of interface design (theory and practice). The project developed design approaches which build understanding across diverse communities of practice and facilitate informed interaction, favouring nuance and complexity over reductive simplification.
I am currently a Postdoc Researcher at the Open Science Lab at TIB (German National Library of Science and Technology, Hannover) working on the NFDI4Culture project for a national research infrastructure of cultural heritage data.
Through my academic research, as well as independent digital consultancy practice, I have established active work connections with multiple heritage and research institutions in the US/ Europe, including: Tate, V&A, British Library, UK National Archives, New Museum (NYC), SFMoMA, New York University, and more. In 2020-21, I served as Assistant Director for Linked Data Research for the Joan Jonas Knowledge Base, a research project part of the Artist Archives Initiative, founded at New York University to promote research and disseminate knowledge about the display and care of contemporary art.
I am an active member of the Wikidata and Wikibase open source development communities, and a co-founder of the Wikibase Stakeholder Group. I am also a member of the Steering Committee of OpenRefine, an open source data management tool with wide adoption in heritage, research and digital humanities communities.
Feel free to get in touch regarding collaborations, workshops or other ideas.
London South Bank University, London, UK
PhD in Arts & Creative Industries
University of Reading, Reading, UK
Department of Typography and Graphic Communication
MA Book Design
Adelphi University, New York, USA
BFA Studio Art (Major in Graphic Design, Minor in Art History)
Associate Researcher at Open Science Lab, TIB Hannover
Independent digital design and research consultant
Lead digital designer at Soapbox Communications
Steering Committee member, OpenRefine
Founding member, Wikibase Stakeholder Group
Assistant Director for Linked Data Research, The Joan Jonas Knowledge Base