Emma Roshan

Emma Roshan

Designer at Semafor, she/her


I'm a designer at news startup Semafor, with previous experience in product design at the New York Times. My current work focuses on the intersection of brand and product design.

Work Experience

2022 — Now
Washington D.C.

• Leading visual design for Semafor's live journalism events and overseeing the visual design and production of collateral across various formats, from print to digital and web-based materials.

• Contributing to the evolution of Semafor's brand design, ensuring a consistent visual language across diverse mediums. Played a pivotal role in creating Semafor's first brand guidelines.

• Developing storytelling formats and data visualizations, designing webpages, producing illustrations and crafting high-level fewsheeters and slide decks.

• Collaborating closely with the newsroom, product, and revenue teams, actively engaging in design discourse and contributing to the ongoing development of Semafor's design culture.

2022 — 2022
New York, NY

• Designed and shipped a package filter system for the New York Times homepage with the goal to increase the accessibility of stories and promote exploration across the Wellness, Culture, and Cooking sections on the homepage.

• Enhanced the homepage's design system by creating a new organizational structure for responsive components and layouts in Figma, improving overall efficiency and coherence.

• Led a small team of designers, engineers and data scientists in the exploration of an uplifting news section for the homepage, presented to an audience of 70+ NYT employees during Maker Week.

2022 — 2022





Trove is a mobile app that promotes linguistic diversity and helps people learn endangered languages and reconnect with their cultural heritage. This initiative has received the MICA Leadership Award for Design For Change, the AIGA Flux Design Award and the GDUSA American Graphic Design Award.


2022 — 2022
Baltimore, Maryland

As a selected member of the 2022 Designer Cohort I collaborated with other faculty, student and campus staff leaders across the US to design accessible voting resources to students based on their major, as well as useful information for international students.


Study abroad - BFA, Graphic Design at Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore, Maryland

Grade: 4.0
Awards: MICA Leadership Award - Design For Change

Bachelor's Degree, Design and Creative Technologies at Polytechnic University of Valencia
Valencia, Spain

Graduated with Honors