Studied graphic design under Michael Manwaring at the California College of Arts, San Francisco. We were taught "design is design, regardless of medium". Ask questions as you define the scope, research, interview, seek expertise, engage collaborators, feedback and repeat. Work hard and find joy in problem-solving. CURIOSITY, stay curious. With this design philosophy as my own, I found multiple channels to explore storytelling through cross-functional teamwork.
PROJECT American Planning Association, monthly magazine
ROLES: Art director + multiple roles including photo editor, graphic editor, asset gathering and manager, production manager.
As the art director of Planning magazine, a monthly publication of the American Planning Association, I developed rich storytelling experiences for association members.
MY GOAL was to bring the human experience into stories about urban planning. I did this by creating packages that honored the writer's narrative while weaving in photos, videos, podcasts, and infographics from credible news sources.
My news training and love for photojournalism raised the bar on the results. My innate curiosity for stories also led me to report out additional content that rounded out each package. What drives me is matching the content and tone of a piece through various mediums — with a twist of the unexpected.