EXPERIENCE

Magazine Art Director, The Washington Post
2020 – 2022
• Designed weekly print magazine: covers, features layouts, and front-of-book
• Led visual planning and produces online designs of feature stories
• Conceptualized weekly cover art with photo editors and art directors
• Ran and presented weekly walkthrough meetings where staff looks over entire magazine
• Commissioned illustrations from freelancers (with print, digital, and social platforms in mind) and offered art direction as necessary
• Managed and set deadlines for an array of long-term projects and special issues
• Mentored newer art directors and recent hires by giving training and feedback sessions
• Oversaw “Art With a Point’ project featuring artists’ takes on relevant topics

Business and Technology Art Director, The Washington Post
2018 – 2020
• Designed the weekly Sunday Business section and led the planning for cover visuals
• Produced digital presentations of business and technology projects
• Worked with photo, graphics, and story editors to establish timelines for enterprise projects and determine visual assets
• Led visuals planning for several projects, including a special Business of Weddings Issue and the Sincerely, Michelle series
• Commissioned 2-4 illustrations a week for quick turnaround technology stories
• Created in-house photo illustrations using stock and wire images
• Designed the annual Holiday Tech Guide special section, which included the technology gift guide and other holiday shopping stories

News/Sports/Features Designer, The Washington Post
2017 – 2018

• Regularly designed Sports, Style, and A sections of The Washington Post
• Acted as backup designer for multiple sections, including Sunday Business, Local Living, Sunday Arts, and National Weekly (The Post's syndicated publication that is printed by and distributed to partner newspapers around the country)
• (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
• Commissioned an illustrator and a paper engineer to create a physical pop-up book for the Best Books of 2018 project. Worked with photo and video teams to capture images and video of the book in the studio.
• Designed digital presentations across the sports, foreign, politics, and national sections

Design Intern, The Star Tribune
Summer 2017
• Designed print pages for the news and features sections (metro, business, science & health, variety)
• First intern to design The Star Tribune's front page
• Facilitated photo selection, color correction, and cropping

Design Intern, Los Angeles Magazine
Summer 2016
• Assisted with page layouts and mocking up concepts for the magazine
• Provided mockups for their redesign, including the end result for the Table of Contents
• Edited photos and cutouts for layouts using Photoshop

RECOGNITION

SND Best of News Design 2021
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Magazine Print Design Portfolio

SND Best of News Design 2020
• Digital Art Direction Portfolio
• Print Newspaper Combination Portfolio
• Canary Digital Page Design
• 2020 Photo Issue Digital Page Design 

SND Best of News Design 2019
• Print Design News Portfolio 
• The Weddings Issue - Business Cover Design and Inside Page Design
• The Malls Issue - Business Cover Design and Inside Page Design
• Workplace Conformity - Business Cover Design

SND Best of News Design 2018
• Best Books of 2018 - Features Cover Design, Use of Multiple Illustrations, and Miscellaneous (pop-up book)

SKILLS

Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Xd • Art Direction • Prop Styling • Project Managing • HTML and CSS • Javascript, React  • Typography • Creative Studio Direction • Social Media Strategy 


EDUCATION

Syracuse University, Class of 2017  
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications: B.S. Magazine Journalism
Minors in Fine Arts and Music Industry

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