Hi, I'm Joyce!

I'm an experience designer, cartoonist, and all-around digital media witch.

I cofounded Symbolia, am a Fellow at American University, and speak internationally about media innovation. I design playful communications solutions and help media organizations tell better stories.

Let's work together!

check out my CV

- Featured work-

digital comics — 2016 master's capstone

Marie de France Lais Generator

Cartoonist, programmer

The Blues

Cartoonist, programmer

Merlyn

Cartoonist, programmer

creative direction

Symbolia Magazine

Cofounder, creative director

News Park

Creative director, experience designer

Metrotimes

Creative director, game designer

game design

Order of Operations

Game design

other work

Comics

Various outlets

For a full client list, have a look at my CV here.

More about me

I'm an experience designer, cartoonist, and all-around digital media witch. I design playful communications solutions and help media organizations tell better stories.

In 2012 I cofounded Symbolia, an interactive digital magazine that published long-form journalism told through comics until 2015. I'm currently a fellow with the JoLT (Journalism Leadership Transformation) initiative at American University studying the intersection of game design and news media. I teach Digital Comics in the Comics MFA program at California College of the Arts. I've worked with clients from American Public Media to Bed Bath Beyond. For more, have a look at my CV here.

My work has appeared in Columbia Journalism Review, has been written about in FastCo., Poynter, and other outlets, and I have spoken about telling better stories at Game Developer's Conference, VOCER Innovation Fest, on The Verge's Top Shelf, and others. I talk a whole lot about journalism, collaboration, and playspaces, and I'm super interested in what different kinds of digital or social interactivity could do to make these things more exciting for audiences.

I have a BFA in Illustration and a forthcoming (December 2016) MA in Game Design. I'm an expert in Adobe CC (PS, AI, and InD), I'm fluent with HTML, CSS, Unity, and Twine, and I'm familar with Javascript, jQuery, C#, and Construct 2.

I draw, ride bikes, code, and sleep in Washington D.C. (for now).

If you're interested in working together, send me an email at joycer@teenyrobots.net telling me more about your project!