I've worked on this magazine for high school students off and on since 2012. It is a current events magazine that is done in partnership with The New York Times. As art director, I designed the entire publication, collaborated with editors and writers, as well as prepared additional artwork and files for web, including flash headers, interactive/pop-up charts.
With thousands of images to choose from, this seemingly lone protester was the winning cover shot. He is seen amid a line of police officer's legs.
New York Times
As an art director, I worked on many sections of The New York Times. I assigned countless illustrations, pulling from their stable of talent as well as my collection of go-to artists. Participated in daily editorial meetings to discuss our approach to visual presentation and solutions.
Construction of the New Museum in the Bowery
Psychology Today Magazine
Designing such conceptual content was both challenging and invigorating. Conceiving visuals for Jealousy, Happiness, Depression, Stress that wasn't stock imagery was what helped keep the magazine fresh, tasteful and intriguing. I commissioned every illustration, set up photoshoots, hired photographers and models.
I worked with the Global Content Strategy editors to produce original full page content for a host of syndicate clients. The first project of this kind was the Suzy Menkes page that focused on fashion and design. I selected photography and other imagery to convey a sense of trend, beauty and aesthetic. The second page to come into being was the Paul Krugman page. It features 2 columns from Krugman's blog The Conscience of a Liberal. Accompanying each column are reader's comments that appear on the web. We didn't have an art budget of any kind. I had to pick up existing cartoons and photography.
I developed many prototype pages used for marketing purposes.
The Paul Krugman page was constructed from his blog The Conscience of a Liberal
Wall Street Journal
I began at The Wall Street Journal the year they introduced color into the newspaper! I came on board a year after the wildly popular Weekend Journal was born. I commissioned a ton of illustration. It was a very rewarding place to work because they had a great art budget and an insatiable appetite for fresh, smart illustration.
I'm in charge of designing The Associated Press's contest material. Each year, more than 100 stories from around the globe are nominated for the Pulitzer Prize (as well as other notable awards). I oversee the collection of these stories and their accompanying photography and turn them into dynamic layouts of some of the best journalism on the planet. I select images that encapsulate the heart of the collection of stories. I consider how the judges will receive a multitude of work from varying news outlets and try to make it easy to read, letting the writing take center stage.
The first few years that I was designing this material, it had to be printed on 11 x 17 paper and hand-delivered up to Columbia. Now, they take only online submissions in an 8.5 x 11, or 8.5 x 14 format. I'm proud to have the opportunity to help promote their work.
Using Adobe Illustrator, I've designed charts and graphs to accompany stories for The New York Times Syndicate and Upfront Magazine.