Liz is Creative Director for NPR, guiding both the visual and user experience across NPR-branded digital platforms and content. Her team ensures that NPR presents an experience on par with the excellence of its content and supports NPR as they consider new standards in design and storytelling. She is founding chaiperson of the MFA Interaction Design program at SVA. Since 2009, its alumni have not only founded their own companies, but have become some of the brightest minds at today's best-known entities. Liz advises initiatives that bolster new ideas in design, education, and journalism, including the Bridge Guild, Austin Center for Design, NEA Studio, Coda Story, and Thiel Fellowship. She has written for design-minded publications, including Eye Magazine, Interactions Magazine, and at bobulate.com. Previously, Liz was an independent consultant, working with businesses on design, planning, and execution of short- and long-term digital programs. She cultivated user-centered programs through collaborative methods in education, digital design, and technology to foster positive change. Collaborators included Teach for All, The New York Times, This American Life, and the TED Prize. She sees a lot of parallels between raising her dog and the practice of design.