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About Julia


I'm an art director, graphic designer and creative thinker. Recent brand and editorial projects include work with Lyft and Twitter as well as Airbnb, Apartment Therapy, The Kitchn, Foursquare and Hearst. Nonprofit work includes The SETI Institute (yes, the one searching for life in outer space) and  End the Backlog, among others.

In 2018-2019 I was the art director of Snapchat’s Thrillist channel at Group Nine Media where I led a team of four video editors. We created entertaining videos and motion graphics for an audience ages 15-25. On average each month the channel had 18.57 million views, 1.55 million minutes watched and 2 million unique viewers. Under my direction, and in collaboration with editors and the dev group,  the channel became Thrillist’s most profitable product. 

In 2017 I was on the launch team of AirBnb’s travel magazine at Hearst.  From 2012-2015 I was the Art Director of Travel + Leisure. Previously I worked at TIME magazine and The New York Times Magazine. I was also the Art Director of  MIT Technology Review and I started my career at  Fast Company. Other project-based work includes Domino, Blueprint, Rolling Stone, O, The Oprah Magazine, Nylon and New York.


My work has been recognized by The Society of Publication Designers, ASME, and others.

I studied graphic design and illustration at Rhode Island School of Design.


A proud midwesterner, I was born in Peoria, Illinois.

Get in touch:
julia.moburg (at) gmail.com