Asad Syrkett

Asad Syrkett is a Brooklyn-based design editor and journalist with experience growing digital brands, managing people and projects, and hosting videos and podcasts.


Hello! I’m Asad Syrkett (ser-ket), an editor and design writer based in Brooklyn.


Currently, I run New York operations and East Coast business development for Hem, an international design studio based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Previously, I was Deputy Editor at Curbed, a Vox Media brand. There, I managed the site's senior reporting and editing staff and directed special projects (including weekly original home toursbi-annual shopping guides, and Curbed’s Travel vertical). Before that, I was on the editorial staff at Architectural DigestArchitectural Record, and Interview magazines.

I’ve also co-hosted two seasons of a weekly podcast called The Curbed Appeal (you can listen to all 20 episodes on iTunes), appeared on a panel at Design Miami, hosted a four-part video series on design history, moderated an official SXSW roundtable, and been a talking head on Canadian public radio. In 2017, I was a Folio: magazine 30 Under 30 honoree. You can take a look at my full résumé here.