About Us

Work Design Magazine is a digital publishing group dedicated to exploring the evolution of workplace culture, research, and design.

Founded by Bob Fox in the summer of 2010, the site got its start as a research project for a team of young interns at FOX Architects, Bob’s award-winning architecture and interior design firm. With the help of Stephanie Hay, a content and UX specialist and our founding editor, they put together several articles about the future of work and circulated them among local leaders in the workplace industry.

From those humble beginnings, our readership has grown internationally to over 70,000 designers, architects, facility managers, manufacturers, dealers, workplace strategists, end-users, and consultants whom we serve with weekly content, e-newsletters, in-person panel discussions, custom case studies, and videos.

As the workplace continues to evolve, so will we, and we welcome your feedback and contributions to the site. Thank you for reading Work Design Magazine!

Meet Our Team

Bob Fox, our intrepid founder and publisher, is also the founding principal of FOX Architects, a fully integrated, award-winning architecture and interior design firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and McLean, Va. The firm’s philosophy is to enhance business through design. He has over 30 years of experience in the industry, inspiring those around him to think big about the workplace. An avid sailor, he hopes to one day move the Work Design HQ to the deck of his boat, Schematic.


Michelle Weiss is our associate publisher and director of development. She came to us fresh from earning her small business MBA helping to start Make It Better Media, a philanthropy-based digital and print media company in Chicago’s North Shore. Prior to that, she cut her chops in the old Chicago Sun-Times Building back when you would know you’d missed your deadline when the building started shaking each evening as they fired up the presses. She’s based in Northbrook, Ill., where she lives with her husband and three sons.



Elise Shapiro is a contributing editor. Little did she know that her first job, in the facilities department at Ralston Purina, while obtaining her M. Arch at Washington University, in St. Louis would foreshadow where her career would lead. She has always been a strong advocate for providing the best possible spaces for people to work – where aesthetics meet function and drive business success.


Emma Weckerling is our managing editor. She came to us after three years of working in various digital marketing & communications roles in the D.C. area. Emma graduated from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland with a M.A. in history. She’s currently based in D.C.’s Logan Circle neighborhood and enjoys traveling to new places and cooking in her spare time.



Alexis Ramos came to us after taking on several opportunities in communications and editorial in the New York City and DC area. Alexis graduated from St. John’s University in Queens, NY with a B.S in Communication Arts. She’s currently based in Rockville, MD and loves dogs big and small and spending time with friends and family.



Caki Diehl is our dependable and goal oriented Manager of Advertising Partnerships. She has 20 plus years of experience in marketing and corporate real estate and a comprehensive understanding of multiple disciplines including operations, web design, product marketing and space planning. She also writes essays on life, is a marathoner, and an avid sailor. She’s found that the skills used to succeed in sport and work are similar. In her spare time, you’ll find her on the water with family and friends.


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Jason Cheung is the maestro behind each one of our fabulous videos. He’s a filmmaker and the founder of Lost Note Productions, a Baltimore-based company focusing on visual storytelling. Trained as an architect, Jason mastered the techniques of spatial composition, lighting, and visualization in school, and has transferred that language to filmmaking, where he applies the creativity of a designer and the discipline of an architect to his productions. For us at Work Design Magazine, that translates to visual gold.


Meet our Advisory Board

We owe much of our success to this dedicated team of professionals who advise us in all manner of business strategy, direction, and development:

Kimberly Carroll, Chief Digital Strategist at Websavant.
Heather Davis, Director of Employee Experience + Change Management at KGO
Silvia Dumitrescu, VP, Communications at IFIC Foundation
Stephanie Hay, Director of Content Strategy at Capital One and Work Design Magazine’s founding editor
Rita Hilton, Leadership Coach & Organizational Performance consultant, Principal at B.Leading in Place (B.LiP) Solutions, LLC
Kay Sargent, Senior Principal, Director of Workplace Strategies at HOK
Steve Teubner,Digital Transformation, Real Estate, Construction and Hospitality | Advisory Services, Ernst & Young
Raymond Towle
, Executive Director, Political Affairs & Federation Relations, U.S. Chamber of Commerce