Emma Roshan

Emma Roshan

Designer at Semafor, she/her


I'm a multidisciplinary designer with experience in early stage startups such as Semafor, and larger companies like the New York Times. My current work focuses on the intersection of brand, product design and creative direction in the world of media.

Work Experience

2024 — Now

A new platform for the people, culture, and lifestyle of Grand Prix racing.

2022 — 2024
Washington D.C.

• Lead designer for Semafor Events, defining the creative direction and overseeing the production of collateral across physical and digital formats for 25+ live journalism events.

• Responsible for evolving Semafor's brand design and ensuring a consistent visual language across storytelling formats, data visualizations, high-level decks, illustrations, motion design and web. Designed Semafor's first brand guidelines.

• Collaborated closely with the newsroom, product, and revenue teams, actively engaged in design discourse and played a key role in the ongoing development of Semafor's early design culture.

2022 — 2022
New York, NY

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

• Enhanced Home's design system by developing a new organizational structure in Figma and created documentation and usage guidelines for layouts and responsive components used on the homepage.

• 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




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