I was the editor of ICON, one of the world’s leading architecture and design magazines, from 2020 to 2022. I shaped, oversaw and delivered the quarterly print edition, popular web and social media platforms, and weekly newsletters. I simultaneously managed the editorial curation – ensuring we were telling the most exciting and important stories – as well as the day-to-day production and the long-term growth of the brand.
I edited this book for Scandinavian practice C F Møller Architects, published in February 2021 by Arvinius + Orfeus. The project involved shaping the vision for the book, commissioning and editing essays, unifying tone, writing captions and collaborating with writers, publisher, client and graphic designers to see the book through to completion.
I was deputy editor of Blueprint – one of the UK’s leading architecture and design magazines – from 2017 to 2020. I managed the editorial content in each issue, to include planning annual themes, commissioning and writing a range of features, sourcing imagery, copyediting all content and working with the art director to prepare each issue for publication.
I am the founding editor of Thinking City, an editorial and events platform dedicated to exploring urban life and inclusive cities. Established in 2012, I grew Thinking City from an unknown blog to a widely read and celebrated platform with an international readership and 23,000 followers on Twitter. I have commissioned and worked with writers from Hong Kong to Mexico City to tell stories about their cities that connect micro narratives to macro issues.
I was commissioning and community editor for The Guardian’s Cities section from 2014 to 2017. I commissioned, curated and edited articles covering global urban stories, as well as built online community and reader engagement. I established the popular Cities on Instagram series, as well as the Border cities and Ageing cities series. Through ‘live weeks’ in Mumbai, Mexico City and Jakarta I worked to develop and nurture global audiences. I was the first person at the Guardian to harness WeChat to engage readers in China.
As part of my work at design studio make:good – which included brand strategy, communications and business growth – I edited a newspaper for the practice, called Placeholder, which turned into a regular zine. With a mix of content written in-house and commissioned out, Placeholder aims to tackle key topics in the design, architecture and community engagement fields, while simultaneously promoting the work of the practice.