Joan Rho


Marketing Designer / 1st Year at Automattic / Image Editor: Photoshop / Code Editor: Sublime Text / Brooklyn, New York, USA

Open Source is liberating—it encourages collaboration, celebrates experimentation, inspires new ideas, forgives mistakes, and rewards iteration. It’s humble and imperfect, but in the end it benefits everyone.

🌎 Needs

We need more diversity of thought, experience, and culture in design and tech.

🌏 Wants

I’d like to see the same behavioral principles that sway us to buy that next cool thing instead influence us to make better decisions about our lives and communities.

👏 Talk

📱 Products

Books / I love reading books as well as the design of books as physical objects. I also enjoy experimenting with bookbinding in my spare time.

iPhone / I love my iPhone. It’s my scheduler, reference guide, workout coach, means of communication, and the camera I always have on hand.

❔ Whois

I’m a born and raised New Yorker currently residing in Brooklyn. I hold degrees in Behavioral Neuroscience from Barnard College and Graphic Design from Parsons School of Design, both of which inform my approach to design thinking. I’ve worked in healthcare, branding, advertising, and app development prior to joining Automattic. Off-screen, I enjoy being outdoors, running, yoga, cooking, and traveling.

❤️ Favorite Emoji


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