Designer, speaker, and writer based out of Philadelphia, PA. 


Hi! I'm Yesenia Perez-Cruz, a 🇵🇷 Boricua designer based out of Philadelphia. I'm a Design Director at Vox Media where I lead the on-platform user experience and design system of  The Verge, Vox, SB Nation, Eater, Polygon, Racked, Curbed, and Recode.

I've had the pleasure of working with a diverse range of organizations like Viacom, Papa John's, Harvard University, fonts.com, and BBVA Compass. 

I've also spoken around the world at conferences like An Event Apart, Velocity, and SXSW Interactive. 

I'm passionate about increasing inclusivity in tech, designing responsibly, and leading with empathy. 

When I'm not designing, you may find me photographing my beautiful city of Philadelphia, trying a new recipe, or digging into my stash of unread books.