Joy Ding

Communications Director

Joy is an artist and creative computer scientist. At Gray Area, they are the Communications Director, managing media relations, marketing and community outreach efforts. For 7 years, Joy worked as a product manager in the tech industry, from launching offline support in Google Maps to leading efforts at Twitter to analyze, understand and reduce harm the harm of fake news and misinformation on the platform. For the past three years, they lived and worked in Tokyo, leading creative content strategy for several startups, building an artist co-working community, and organizing the Woven Media Festival, a showcase of international artists living in Japan. In San Francisco, they support the Galallery and Secret Alley as a curator and artist, and is passionate about building, maintaining and activating community towards social impact.