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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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