Journalist who concentrates on the power of visual imagery, alternative story forms and engaging designs that tell additional layers of a story.
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With my smile, laughter and outgoing spirit, I may be the perfect designer for your company. Being able to balance the need to be serious with clients and delve into projects, while still having some fun is what makes me the designer I am.
I have more than nine years experience as an editor and designer at daily newspapers - the last six years have been at the major metropolitan daily. I design business, feature and local sections, but I am primarily the lead designer concentrating on the front page. My true talent shines when I can push the boundaries in both content and design.
Some of my major accomplishments as a visual journalist include:
-- Redesigning the weekly entertainment tab for the R-J, including transforming the listings into a reader-friendly calendar format
-- Suggesting and implementing new styles of communicating, including short form "story on a story" (a summary tease to an inside story)
-- Assisting in the redesign of our Sunday front page
-- Redesigning our weekly community newspaper, which then won an overall design award
-- Creating in-house signage and logos on a regular basis
-- Regularly suggesting new story forms. Not everything needs to be told in a long-form narrative. Charts, photos, display type and bullet points can be used as effective means of communication
-- Regularly pitching story ideas to the news desk and following them through to their implementation.
-- Attend twice-daily meetings with editors where I'm active in deciding the importance, play, and design emphasis of stories. I've regularly been noted for my creative approaches that draw readers to stories.
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Las Vegas Review-Journal
2005 - Present
Responsibilities: Design 1A, local, business and features pages.
Accomplishments: Created conceptual designs focusing on the role of visual journalism, featured on newspagedesigner.com and...
West Hawaii Today
2004 - 2005
Responsibilities: Design news and features pages, edit corresponding stories.
Accomplishments: Created new budget system for stories, brought more layers into news and features packages.
Richmond County Daily Journal
2003 - 2004
Responsibilities: Edit news, business, feature copy; layout and design news and feature pages; covered the diversity council beat; print negatives.
Accomplishments: Filled in for editor, learned to...