About MakeUseOf

Founded in 2007, MakeUseOf is an online publication that issues tips and guides on how to make the most of the internet, computer software, and mobile apps. Our mission is to help users understand and navigate modern trends in consumer technology.

Meet the team

Running MakeUseOf is a team effort! Here’s everyone who helps make this site tick.

Aibek Esengulov


Jackson Chung

Chief Executive Officer

Tina Sieber

Chief Operating Officer

James Bruce

Chief Technology Officer and Hardware Reviews Editor

Joel Lee

Editor in Chief

Christian Cawley

Deputy Editor

Saikat Basu

Deputy Editor

Dave Parrack

Deputy Editor and Tech News Editor

Ben Stegner

Deputy Editor and Sponsored Post Manager

James Frew

Deputy Editor and Hardware News Editor

Azamat Esenaliev

Creative Director

Dave LeClair

Hardware News Editor

Rob Nightingale

Newsletter & Social Manager

Gavin Phillips

Senior Writer

Sandy Writtenhouse

Senior Writer

Andy Betts

Senior Writer

Akshata Shanbhag

Cheat Sheet Manager

Dan Price

Managing Editor (Blocks Decoded and Stream Vulture)

Kannon Yamada

Senior Writer

Mihir Patkar

Senior Writer

Philip Bates

Senior Writer

Bertel King, Jr.

Senior Writer

Joe Keeley

Senior Writer

Rahul Saigal

Senior Writer

Brent Dirks

Senior Writer

Megan Ellis

Senior Writer

Emma Roth

Senior Writer

Kris Wouk

Senior Writer

Shianne Edelmayer

Senior Writer

Simon Batt

Senior Writer

Hui Xing

Photographer / Videographer

Anthony Grant

Staff Writer

Dan Helyer

Staff Writer

James Hirtz

Staff Writer

Ian Buckley

Staff Writer

Ste Knight

Staff Writer