noël duan is a multidisciplinary writer, creative lead, and entrepreneur based in new york city and san francisco, with roots in sichuan, china. she has written for publications like the atlantic, ars technica, elle, teen vogue, shondaland, jezebel, the awl, and the guardian, spearheaded copy for brands like bobbi brown cosmetics, elizabeth arden, eaze, juicy couture beauty, first aid beauty, and peter coppola beauty, and worked on staff at miss vogue australia, quartz, and yahoo beauty.
she is the founder of argos & artemis, a community for good dogs and the good humans they love.
she is on the council for feminist art at the brooklyn museum and associate council of the new york civil liberties union, and serves as chair of the global fund for women vanguard advisory council. she was one of the first chinese debutantes at queen charlotte's ball in london and wrote about it for teen vogue as a student.
she earned her bachelor’s degree in sociocultural anthropology and art history from columbia university and her master’s degree in women’s studies from the university of oxford, with additional coursework at sciences po and columbia graduate school of journalism. she is a virginia quarterly review writers’ conference 2017 fiction alumna and has been lucky enough to study writing under bret anthony johnston, tayari jones, elissa bassist, john bennet, and crystal hana kim.
she is always looking for new assignments, projects, collaborations, and potential new friends. please say hi!