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 a departmental operating budget of more than $1 million and have continued to maintain quality and cost effectiveness despite budgets and resources being drastically reduced 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. 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 have 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 being named twice to the Folio 100 list (2016 and 2017) and receiving the 2013 Best Designed Magazine and the 2017 Best Cover of the Year awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors. I was also named to AdWeek’s Hot List in 2018 for Magazine Cover of the Year.
News & Interviews.
I have been interviewed by dozens of media outlets, including National Public Radio, USA Today, Huffington Post, Folio, WWD and Ad Age. I have been featured in several books, including TIME: The Illustrated History of the World's Most Influential Magazine and Iconic Magazine Covers: The Inside Stories of the Greatest Magazine Covers Ever Designed. I was also named one of six Creatives You Should Know in 2018 by Ad Age.