Hello.
I am a creative director, designer, writer, speaker and manager who is responsible for the design of one of the world's most iconic brands.

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Creative Director

Designer. I design, concept and produce the cover of TIME Magazine, challenged each week with presenting some of the biggest news stories of the past 10 years.
Manager. I handle all aspects of managing a creative staff of more than a dozen art directors, designers, graphic artists and researchers. I also hire and art direct some of the world's best photographers and illustrators.
Branding. I oversee the design of the brand on all platforms, including time.com, TIME for Kids and marketing, sales and promotion.
Budgeting. I manage an operating budget of more than $1 million and have continued to maintain quality and cost effectiveness despite a reduction in budget and resources in recent years.

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Digital

iPad. I led TIME's editorial and design as the first weekly magazine to launch on the iPad, meeting with Steve Jobs to produce the first iPad issue from start to publishing in 40 days.
iPhone. I conceived and led TIME to produce the first fully-interactive weekly magazine designed specifically for the iPhone.
Web. Helped lead the creative process during a complete redesign of time.com.
Animation. Currently art direct a weekly animated cover for TIME's 60 million+ social audience on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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Designer

Editorial. I have designed seven Person of the Year cover packages, several TIME 100 projects, dozens of special issues including 9/11, Steve Jobs and Michael Jackson, and hundreds of TIME cover stories and features over the past two decades.
Books. I’ve also designed more than two dozen books including Obama's Inauguration, Haiti, Ted Kennedy, the 100 Greatest Places in History, Barack Obama: Eight Years, Your Digital Life: The Ultimate Users Guide and Inside the White House. I also art directed Bracketology: The Final Four of Everything and wrote a bracket on the best NFL logos.
Newspapers. Served as the Features Design Coordinator at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for four years and led the design for the AJC's coverage of the 1996 Olympic Games.

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Writer

Staff writer. Prior to TIME, I was a sportswriter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, with more than 1,100 published stories in six years. I covered local and professional sports and the PGA Tour. I also traveled with a NCAA college basketball team, serving as its beat writer for three seasons.
Web. Aside from writing and concepting cover lines and headlines for TIME, I write occasional posts for time.com.

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Speaker

Presenter & Teacher. I have presented at design conferences and workshops around the world, including speaking and teaching a two-day design workshop for journalists in Beijing, China and serving as a featured speaker at an international design conference in Amsterdam.
Lecturer. I speak at conferences, universities and festivals throughout the U.S., including New York, San Francisco, San Diego, Washington, D.C., Portland, Tampa, Montana and Atlanta.

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Awards

My work has received dozens of the industry's top awards including:

• 2019 Best Cover of the Year. “Her Lasting Impact” cover from the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME)
• 25 People Who Defined Visual Culture in 2018. (Artsy)
• Six Creatives You Should Know. 2018 (AdAge)
2018 Cover of the Year. “Stormy” (Adweek’s HotList)
2017 Best Cover of the Year. “Total Meltdown” cover (ASME)
The Folio 100. 2016, 2017, and 2018 honoree
2013 Best Designed Magazine. (ASME)
Best Cover of the Year, numerous finalist awards in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2013 and 2010 in several categories (ASME)
Reader’s Choice Award. 2019 and 2016 covers (ASME)
Design & Cover Awards. Society of Publication Design (SPD) and Society of News Design (SND) from 1996-2019


 
 
CREATIVE DIRECTOR,   ART DIRECTOR   TIME  1998 – present  I have designed more than 520 TIME covers.    STAFF WRITER, DESIGNER   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  1988 – 1998 Covered the PGA Tour, college basketball and other local sports and served as designer for the 1996 Olympic Games   SPEAKER AND INSTRUCTOR   for numerous associations, universities and media organizations   EDUCATION   B.B.A. in Marketing Georgia State University  I also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the  Signal,  the university's weekly newspaper, and was named as one of the  10 most famous Georgia State alumni    AWARDS  Honored with dozens of design and leadership awards from ASME, SPD, SND, Folio, Min, Time Inc. and other organizations   COMPUTER SKILLS  Experienced in Adobe CS, including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.  Also proficient in WordPress, Keynote and PowerPoint.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR,
ART DIRECTOR
TIME
1998 – present
I have designed more than 520 TIME covers.

STAFF WRITER, DESIGNER
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
1988 – 1998
Covered the PGA Tour, college basketball and other local sports and served as designer for the 1996 Olympic Games

SPEAKER AND INSTRUCTOR
for numerous associations, universities and media organizations

EDUCATION
B.B.A. in Marketing Georgia State University
I also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Signal, the university's weekly newspaper, and was named as one of the 10 most famous Georgia State alumni

AWARDS
Honored with dozens of design and leadership awards from ASME, SPD, SND, Folio, Min, Time Inc. and other organizations

COMPUTER SKILLS
Experienced in Adobe CS, including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Also proficient in WordPress, Keynote and PowerPoint.