Annette Lin

is a freelance journalist covering the intersection of design, culture and sociopolitical issues. 

Currently based between unceded Awabakal land (Newcastle, Australia) and Mexico City, she has reported for publications such as the Washington PostForeign Policy, The Nation, Teen Vogue, New Republic, CityLab, Hyperallergic, Artsy and GARAGE

A former fashion writer for, Matches Fashion and Moda Operandi, she also does freelance branded content, copywriting and marketing for clients such as Spotify, Edition Hotels and The Atlantic. You can see more examples of her commercial work here.

She holds an M.A. in Journalism from Columbia University, where she specialized in urbanism and architecture in Latin America through complementary studies at Columbia University’s GSAPP. Her research on modernist Uruguayan architect Mauricio Cravotto was included in (Radical) Functionalism in Latin America, published by Columbia University Office of Publications in 2019. Prior to that she received a double B.A. in Journalism and International Studies (Mexico) from UTS in Australia and the Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico.

She speaks fluent Spanish and English (with some Cantonese in there) and is available for freelance assignments in reporting, editing, arts criticism, translation, fixing, and 35mm film photography, or is always up for anything new. 

see her portfolio here