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EXPERIENCE

Designer and Art Director, The Washington Post
Washington, DC • 
2017–Present
• Designs print pages for the newspaper and magazine
• Leads visual planning for enterprise and magazine feature stories
• Works with photo, graphics, and story editors to establish timelines for projects and determine visual assets 
• Commissions editorial illustrations from freelance artists 
• Creates in-house photo illustrations using stock and wire images
• Maintains a consistent and efficient print and digital workflow
• Produces digital presentations of enterprise projects
• Manages @washingtonpostdesign Instagram account to promote design work and visuals from The Washington Post’s design team. Built strategies and developed templates for visual consistency.
• (In 2018-2019) Worked on a small cross-newsroom team to create Google AMP stories, a new mobile-first template, and helped develop the template for further use across the design team

Design Intern, The Star Tribune
Minneapolis, MN • Summer 2017
• Designed print pages for the news and features sections
• First intern in recent history to design the Star Tribune front page
• Collaborated with section editors, photo editors, and copy desk
• Facilitated photo selection and cropping for stories

The Daily Orange • Syracuse, NY • 2013-2017 
Presentation Director (2016) • Designed covers and spreads for special editions • Rebranded the Visuals Department and expanded its social media presence • Clearly defined illustrator roles and doubled our recruiting efforts • Handled designers’ schedules and delegated tasks
Copy Chief (2017) • Edited all articles, headlines and captions for grammar, punctuation, AP Style • Worked with assistant copy editors to prevent style mistakes, catch factual errors and maintain consistency across all sections of the paper 
Features Editor (2015) • Oversaw all content in Features section (art, music, entertainment, fashion, food) • Managed 20 features beat writers, staff writers, and columnists• Edited each article in the section for structure, story flow, and narrative • Maintained relationships with local theaters, galleries, and concert venues

Design Intern, Los Angeles Magazine
Los Angeles, CA • Summer 2016
• Designed the Table of Contents layout for the magazine’s redesign
• Designed mockups for the magazine’s immigration issue cover
• Assisted with page layouts and mocking up concepts for the magazine
• Created photo cutouts and applied certain effects via Photoshop


EDUCATION

Syracuse University, Class of 2017
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
B.S. Magazine Journalism

SKILLS

• Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator 
• Art direction
• Prop styling
• Methode
• HTML/CSS/Javascript
• Wordpress
• ArcPublishing CMS
• Project managing
• Photo selection
• Social media
•Tagalog (fluent)


AWARDS

Design Awards
SND Best of News Design 2020  
For individual Combination Portfolio (print); Brazil photo essay (print/photography); Canary TWP Investigates (digital); The 2020 Photo Issue (print and digital)

SND Best of News Design 2019 For individual News Portfolio (print)

ACP Design of the Year, First Place Individual Pacemaker 2017

SND Marshall Matlock Designer of the Year Award 2017

SND Student Competition 2017 Honorable Mention in Front Pages, Honorable Mention in Special Sections

Writing Awards
Hearst Journalism Competition 2017, Feature Writing • 
For the article "Find Their Place: How a local nonprofit is empowering refugees and immigrants in Syracuse"

SPJ Mark of Excellence Finalist 2016, General News Reporting • For the article "SU Abroad students detail experiences during Paris terrorist attacks

Bob Heisler Award for Excellence 2016 • For excellence in news writing


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