Emma Roshan

Emma Roshan

Designer at Semafor, she/her


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

Work Experience

2022 — Now
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 and counting.

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

• Collaborating closely with the newsroom, product, and revenue teams, actively engaging in design discourse and playing a key role in the ongoing development of Semafor's 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