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.
Theresa Converse is our director of events. She came to us after six years of planning events for various media outlets in the Washington, D.C. area. She has also worked for the production teams of the Washington Wizards and Capitals since 2012. Theresa earned her BS in economics and communications from Lake Forest College, where she played women’s volleyball and was president of Alpha Phi Fraternity. She’s based in D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood, where she lives with her lovable dog, Blue.
Elise Shapiro is a contributing editor. Little did she know that her first job, in the facilities department at Ralston Purina, while obtaining her M. Arch at Washington University, in St. Louis would foreshadow where her career would lead. She has always been a strong advocate for providing the best possible spaces for people to work – where aesthetics meet function and drive business success.
Emma Weckerling is our managing editor. She came to us after three years of working in various digital marketing & communications roles in the D.C. area. Emma graduated from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland with a M.A. in history. She’s currently based in D.C.’s Logan Circle neighborhood and enjoys traveling to new places and cooking in her spare time.
Emily Bratcher is our project profile editor. She comes to us after a decade of writing and editing at print and web publications, including U.S. News & World Report, Southern Living, Outside, Washingtonian, and Associations Now. She’s based in Wheaton, Ill., where she lives with her husband and three kids.
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:
Kimberly Carroll, Chief Digital Strategist at Websavant.
Heather Davis, Managing Director of Brand and Culture at MGAC
Silvia Dumitrescu, VP, Communications at IFIC Foundation
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, Senior Principal, Director of Workplace Strategies at HOK
Steve Teubner,Digital Transformation, Real Estate, Construction and Hospitality | Advisory Services, Ernst & Young
Raymond Towle, Executive Director, Political Affairs & Federation Relations, U.S. Chamber of Commerce