About Boxes and Arrows

Boxes and Arrows is devoted to the practice, innovation, and discussion of design—including graphic design, interaction design, information architecture, and the design of business.


Boxes and Arrows is the definitive source for the complex task of bringing architecture and design to the digital landscape. There are various titles and professions associated with this undertaking—information architecture, information design, interaction design, interface design—but when we looked at the work that we were actually doing, we found a “community of practice” with similarities in outlook and approach that far outweighed our differences.

Founded by Christina Wodtke in 2001, Boxes and Arrows is a peer-written journal dedicated to discussing, improving and promoting the work of this community, through the sharing of exemplary technique, innovation, and informed opinion.

Boxes and Arrows strives to provoke thinking among our peers, to push the limits of the accepted boundaries of these practices and to challenge the status quo by teaching new or better techniques that translate into results for our companies, our clients, and our comrades.

Who is Boxes and Arrows?

The publication has been powered by the help of volunteers over the years. We’re grateful to have had some of the best minds in IA and UX working with us. Most especially, we appreciate the work of Alesha Arp as our social media and editing lead through the trying times between 2020 and 2022.

Volunteers are hard to find. People’s lives are increasingly busy. As a result, we are currently on indefinite hiatus. We’re not sure of the viability of a publication like Boxes and Arrows in the future. But we aim to keep the good knowledge already gathered here available to our readers.

photo of Amy MarquezAmy Jiménez Márquez is the owner and Publisher of Boxes and Arrows. She’s also a design executive at a tech company. With a Master’s degree in Directing, Amy has been performing improvisational comedy for over 20 years, and enjoys applying improv collaboration techniques to her daily work. She has been leading cross-disciplinary design teams for the past 5+ years, including information architects, conversational designers, UX designers, UX researchers, and VUI designers. You can connect with her on Twitter (@amymarquez) and LinkedIn.

Want to get in touch with us? If you have any questions, please contact us. We’ll be happy to hear from you.