Hello! My name is Sanette Sloan, née Tanaka, and I like to design and write. Currently, I’m an interaction designer at Google.

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Previously, I was a senior product designer at Vox Media and worked on the audience-facing experience and design system across our eight editorial brands and partner brand—Vox, SB Nation, The Verge, Eater, Polygon, Curbed, Racked, and Recode, and The Ringer. Before that, I was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where I wrote award-winning features and profiles, a weekly column, and the inaugural cover story for WSJ’s luxury real estate section. I believe my journalism background has greatly informed my approach to design.

I studied non-design things at Duke University, and doubled down in my graduate years, earning a MSc. in Creative Digital Media with an Interaction Design concentration from the Dublin Institute of Technology, where I studied as a George J. Mitchell Scholar.

After spending the past five years in New York City, I recently moved to Boulder, Colorado, for a breath of fresh air.


Upcoming Engagements

May 2018:  Boulder Startup Week, speaker (Designer Round Table)


Past Engagements

Investigative Reporters and Editors’ 2018 CAR Conference, speaker (How emerging technologies can aid your storytelling)

Product to Product by Roadmunk, podcast guest (On disrupting human behaviors with AI design)

Society for News Design 2017 annual conference, speaker (Designing interfaces for voice-based products)

International Symposium on Online Journalism 2017 annual conference, speaker and moderator (Conversational journalism: How bots and artificial intelligence can get us there)

Responsive Web Design, podcast guest (Designing 300+ Websites)

Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, speaker (Designing New Media)

Duke Student Publishing Company, panelist (Storytelling in a Digital Age)

Asian American Journalists Association 2016 national convention, panelist (How to Navigate the Newsroom and Become a Leader)