I'm a designer and art director at The Washington Post.
My role includes designing print layouts, producing digital projects, and commissioning illustrations from artists.
Canary: TWP Investigates
The Washington Post’s first long-form investigative podcast chronicles what it takes for sexual assault survivors to step forward. I designed the landing page and defined its storytelling structure, which included highlighting the visual assets and incorporating audio clips. My intent was to mimic the powerful narrative and tone that can be found by listening to the podcast. See the project • Read more
The Weddings Issue
I had the fun challenge of developing a visual theme for the Business section's Weddings issue. I wanted to play with the idea of finances and weddings, so I thought, why not do something with actual money? So I created origami with bills, then style and photograph them according to each story. I also commissioned a local florist to arrange a special wedding bouquet with flowers made of bills. See the project • Read more
The Photo Issue
The Washington Post Magazine's 2020 Photo Issue comprised nine photo essays covering the three big stories for the year: the global coronavirus pandemic; the Black Lives Matter protests as a result of George Floyd's death; and the presidential election. The photo essays were published in a special 88-page issue, of which I designed half. I also designed the digital presentation. See the project • Read more
Financial columnist Michelle Singletary came to us with the idea of using her column to write a special 10-part series, in which she would address common misconceptions involving race and economic inequality. I worked with an artist to produce the illustrations for these columns, which tackled a wide range of subjects like affirmative action, redlining, investing, reparations, and microaggressions. See part one • Read more
For The Post's annual Best Books project, I decided to do something a little more fun beyond simply commissioning illustrations. My idea was to create a real pop-up book, which could then be photographed in the studio. This project involved hiring not only an illustrator for the artwork, but also a paper engineer to transform the artwork into a book. See the project • Read more
Spring Dining Guide
Food critic Tom Sietsema shines a light on restaurants that somehow managed to open during the pandemic — and to debut great work during such a challenging time. I art directed the topper image, which depicts seven restaurateurs who are behind some of Tom’s favorite new places. In print, the illustration ran as the cover and the two connected pages that immediately follow it. See the project • Read more
Biden Should . . .
The Washington Post Magazine published a project called “Biden Should …” which asked writers to propose one surprising thing that Joe Biden should do while in office. We thought this would be a great opportunity to ask not just writers, but artists as well. For this project, I worked with artists on their illustrations and responses. I also designed both the print layout and digital presentation. See the project • Read more