Experienced senior designer with more than 15 years of creative experience, an entrepreneurial spirit, and obsessive project ownership who excels at working cross-functionally
Helped build online tools, templates and interactive one-offs that extended newspaper storytelling and engaged readers in new ways. We developed ideas and worked alongside award-winning journalists on projects large and small — from data-intensive presentations to simple maps and charts to fun quizzes and games, tackling subjects of local and national interest across departments
Attracted and engaged younger readers by introducing a more urban, creative edge to the conservative features section. Volunteered to revamp Sunday Business, traditionally a creative black hole; transformed what others considered "boring" into something visually compelling
Functioned above title as Art Director, performing and supervising digital design of print products for all internal products and publications. Contributed concepts and design work to lifestyle, food, fashion and entertainment features as well as quarterly special projects
Inaugural member of a program where recruited journalists worked full-time for 2 years at four different newspapers in varied markets, receiving intense mentoring and real-world professional experience.
Responsible for developing original creative concepts and approaches, overseeing multiple projects through execution, and managing and mentoring a team of designers with close collaboration, a true, can’t-ignore-it obsession with detail and high expectations in a fast-paced environment.
Publication management majors earned operational skills and marketing strategies essential for successful leadership in traditional media with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking, business modeling and shareholder management
A deep dive into whether a product is viable, desired by customers, and technically feasible while working with key stakeholders to ensure it meets both customer and business objectives.
Completed courses at the Art Institute of Colorado and Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design