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EXPERIENCE

Magazine Designer/Art Director, The Washington Post
Oct. 2020 –Present

• Designs a weekly magazine: working on covers, features layouts, and front-of-book pages
• Conceptualizes cover art with fellow art directors and photo editors
• Leads visual planning and produces online designs of feature stories
• Commissions editorial illustrations from freelance artists for select pieces while managing magazine art budget
• Maintains a consistent and efficient print-to-digital workflow
• 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.

Business and Technology Designer/Art Director, The Washington Post
Nov. 2018 – Oct. 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
Sept. 2017 – Aug. 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
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


SKILLS

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


AWARDS

Design Awards
SND Best of News Design 2020 
• For Art Direction Portfolio (digital)
• For Individual Combination Portfolio (print)
• For Brazil photo essay (print and use of photography)
• For 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" (Read here)

SPJ Mark of Excellence Finalist 2016, General News Reporting
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For the article "SU Abroad students detail experiences during Paris terrorist attacks” (Read here)

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


EDUCATION

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

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