Umi Syam is a graphics/multimedia editor at The New York Times. Projects she was involved with have recently earned awards and honors from the Society for News Design, the Society for Publication Designers, the Chartbeat, and the NPPA Photojournalism.
She is originally from Jakarta, Indonesia where she finished her undergraduate in Computer Science with a concentration in HCI (Human-Computer Interaction). Umi started her first career working for Microsoft in 2010, working as APAC Regional Website Manager for MSDN and TechNet before she took on another role as their UX Evangelist, specializing in Windows 8 and Windows Phone mobile app design and development.
In 2014 she moved to New York to pursue her masters and finally graduated with honor from MFA Design & Technology at Parsons School for Design. With her special skillset, she used to teach classes at Parsons for a year, before fully committing her time to pushing digital journalism forward.