About Us

Work Design Magazine is a digital publishing group dedicated to exploring the evolution of workplace culture, research, and design.

Founded by Bob Fox in the summer of 2010, the site got its start as a research project for a team of young interns at FOX Architects, Bob’s award-winning architecture and interior design firm. With the help of Stephanie Hay, a content and UX specialist and our founding editor, they put together several articles about the future of work and circulated them among local leaders in the workplace industry.

From those humble beginnings, our readership has grown internationally to nearly 35,000 designers, architects, facility managers, manufacturers, dealers, workplace strategists, end-users, and consultants whom we serve with weekly content, e-newsletters, in-person panel discussions, webinars, custom case studies, and videos.

As the workplace continues to evolve, so will we, and we welcome your feedback and contributions to the site. Thank you for reading Work Design Magazine!

Meet Our Team

Bob Fox, our intrepid founder and publisher, is also the founding principal of FOX Architects, a fully integrated, award-winning architecture and interior design firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and McLean, Va. The firm’s philosophy is to enhance business through design. He has over 30 years of experience in the industry, inspiring those around him to think big about the workplace. An avid sailor, he hopes to one day move the Work Design HQ to the deck of his boat, Schematic.

Michelle Weiss is our associate publisher and director of development. She came to us fresh from earning her small business MBA helping to start Make It Better Media, a philanthropy-based digital and print media company in Chicago’s North Shore. Prior to that, she cut her chops in the old Chicago Sun-Times Building back when you would know you’d missed your deadline when the building started shaking each evening as they fired up the presses. She’s based in Northbrook, Ill., where she lives with her husband and three sons.

Natalie Grasso is our editor. She came to us after earning a BA in communication studies at Saint Mary’s College, followed by a master’s in interior design at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. She’s a synesthete, and that, she thinks, is why she loves to consider all of the ways our spaces and places affect us. She’s based in Washington, D.C., where she works mainly from her apartment, and has found that the most effective work-from-home productivity tool is WasteNoTime. When that doesn’t help, she sneaks away to Georgetown Yoga.

2015_Nuss_YanaChitaPhotography_0015_crop(1)Kathryn Nuss is our director of programs. She came to us after nearly 10 years spent marketing the architecture, interior design, and commercial real estate industries. She brings a strategic perspective to the team and is an enthusiast about any and all things workplace. Kathryn earned her BS in business administration at Bucknell University, where she also was a member of the Bucknell women’s basketball team. Kathryn is a working mom based in Northern Va., where she lives with her husband and two children.

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Jason Cheung is the maestro behind each one of our fabulous videos. He’s a filmmaker and the founder of Lost Note Productions, a Baltimore-based company focusing on visual storytelling. Trained as an architect, Jason mastered the techniques of spatial composition, lighting, and visualization in school, and has transferred that language to filmmaking, where he applies the creativity of a designer and the discipline of an architect to his productions. For us at Work Design Magazine, that translates to visual gold.

 

 


Meet our Advisory Board

We owe much of our success to this dedicated team of professionals who advise us in all manner of business strategy, direction, and development:

Alison Carney, Director of Business Development at Balfour Beatty
Kimberly Carroll, VP of Digital Strategy at Delucchi Plus and Chief Digital Brain at eBrains, Inc.
Heather Davis, Managing Director of Brand and Culture at MGAC
Silvia Dumitrescu, Advisor, Global Strategy, Center for Creative Economy
Stephanie Hay, Director of Content Strategy at Capital One and Work Design Magazine’s founding editor
Rita Hilton, Leadership Coach & Organizational Performance consultant, Principal at B.Leading in Place (B.LiP) Solutions, LLC
Kay Sargent, Director of Workplace Strategies at Lend Lease
Steve Teubner, Principal, FOX Architects
Raymond Towle
, Executive Director, Political Affairs & Federation Relations, U.S. Chamber of Commerce