Tribune Media Company


I studied graphic design under Michael Manwaring at the California College of Arts, San Francisco. We were taught "design is design," regardless of medium. You must ask questions as you define the project, do the research, seek expertise, and engage collaborators. You also must work hard and find joy in problem-solving. With this design philosophy, and the open-minded features editors at the Chicago Tribune, I found multiple platforms to explore storytelling.

Art director: features department (left)

Art director/Project manager: Two political guides of the 2008 presidential races and two Chicago Bears books for the 2006 season. 128 pages, a 2- to 3-week turnaround.

Cross-trained for 6-months as videographer and photo editor for photo department. (Final Cut Pro)

Multimedia designer: "Be not Afraid" The Epic Papacy of John Paul II"; dvd package.
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Cross-trained on the Good Eating television program for 3 months while working on the weekly print edition.

Multiple award-winning life-size Michael Jordan 3-D thank you card. (art director, Kidnews) Illustrators: David Cowles, Mark Anderson, Andrew Skwish, Tom Bachtell, Steven Kroninger, and Rakefet Keenan.