Natalya Shelburne is a designer, developer, writer, educator, speaker, and artist. She is a senior software engineer at the New York Times and an occasional instructor at Harvard Extension School. Previously, she taught design at a nonprofit. Natalya holds bachelor’s degrees in studio art and psychology, and a master’s in creativity and talent development. Bridging mental models and building collaborative tools and workflows for design and engineering is at the foundation of much of her work.
Currently listening to: Ison by Sevdaliza. I discovered this artist while writing in a coffee shop in Berlin. This album has been my go-to playlist for overthinking and writing ever since.
Currently inspired by: My kind, resilient, and curious daughter. She reminds me to be creative and patient every single day.
Cultural thing I’m lovin’: There’s a lot happening in 2020, but today, I feel hopeful seeing community, creativity, and energy returning to New York City after months of shutdowns, quarantine, and loss.