My current position is a unique mix of magazine work as an art director - and a task-master (design manager), producing 4 weeklies papers and maintaining our online websites - oakpark.com, austinweeklynews.com, forestparkreview.com and rblandmark.com.
Along with our latest venture into the world of food with oakparkeats.com. Where I have cut my teeth on video editing with final cut and premiere.
I work with a team of designers and photographers in a very fast-paced environment. We maintain our social media, instagram and twitter accounts. Accruing analytics on a weekly basis. Basic HTML CS5 ability allow us to contribute in creation of promotional materials and photo galleries.
As a Designer Editor and educator, I understand the scope and depth of each project.
I have most currently, taught an online design course through Concordia College of NY.
I have worked with and created teams, along-side illustrators, graphic designers, photographers/cameramen, models, actors, stylists and copy editors. .
I have a keen awareness of how a project is best designed and delivered. And have accrued an understanding of time management, working project schedules and enjoying the process.
I have been recognized by the Society for Newspaper Design, Communication Arts, and Print magazine.
2016 Parent Media Association: 2 gold, 6 silver, 1 bronze - Chicago Parent Magazine
2016 Illinois Press awards: 2-1st place Austin Weekly News, 3rd place award Wednesday Journal
2015 PMA awards: 6 gold, 7 silver, 1 bronze, design - CP
2015 IPA awards: 3-1st place AWN, 2rd place - WJ
2014 PMA awards: 8-gold, 1 silver, 4 bronze - CP
2014 IPA awards: 6-1st place AWN, 2-2nd place - WJ
2013 PMA awards: 1 silver , Overall Design of excellance
2013 IPA awards: X-1st place AWN, X-2nd place - WJ
2012 PMA awards: 1 gold, 1 silver - CP
2012 IPA awards: 4-1st place, 3-2nd place, 2-3rd place, 3 honorable mentions
2010 Hoosier State Press Association awards: Best feature section/pages, 3rd place- Post-Tribune (Merrillville)
2005 Overall Best National Travel award - Chicago Tribune
2003 Pete Lisagor award for Online - CT
2002 PRINT award: SND - Award of Excellence - CT
1998 Communication Arts - CT
1997 SND - Award of Excellence, PRINT award - CT
1996 SND - Award of Excellence, PRINT award - CT
1995 PRINT award - CT
1994 SND - award of Excellence in 6 categories, PRINT award - Detroit Free Press
1993 SND - Awards of excellence in 3 categories, PRINT award - Detroit Free Press
1992 SND - bronze award, Awards of Excellence in 3 categories, Communication Arts award, PRINT award, 12th Annual American - DFP
1991 SND - Portfolio Award of Excellence, PRINT award - DFP
1990 SND - Awards of excellence in 6 categories - DFP