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Work experience

Sep 2005Present

Graphic Artist/Multimedia Visual Producer

Poughkeepsie Journal (Gannett Co., Inc.)

Responsible for the design and presentation of the company's print and online products, including a daily newspaper, several magazines and a 24/7 Web site. Daily responsibilities include collaboration with art and photo directors, top editors and reporters to produce the best-looking, attention-grabbing products. Other duties include generating maps, bar/pie charts and informational graphics. Worked with the art director to initiate, develop and implement a re-design of the newspaper in early 2009. Most notable for developing solutions for hard-to-illustrate reports. Helped film and produce (with Motion graphics) a high-caliber video/commercial to market the business's products.  Online work includes creating graphics, promos and teasers; producing videos; and generating special-event Web sites.

Designs honored with numerous awards (for breaking news and spot news) from The Associated Press, Gannett and the New York News Publishers Association.


Assistant News Editor

Courier News (Gannett Co., Inc.)

Conceptualized, designed and generated front page, local news pages and special sections for the newspaper. Responsible for writing headlines and cutlines, editing stories and selecting photos and graphics -- all while meeting intense, daily deadline pressures. Involved in planning coverage for Page One and state, national and international news pages. Assisted in managing the operation of the night news desk.

Design portfolio honored by the New Jersey Press Association; editing portfolio honored by "Best of Gannett;" work/management skills merited "employee of the month" honors.


Page One/Wire Editor

The Daily Journal (Gannett Co., Inc.)

Edited copy, wrote headlines and designed and produced news, editorial and features pages. Collaborated with top editors to decide news coverage and with reporters to ensure clean and accurate copy. Wrote breaking news reports on deadline. Produced many pages each night while facing intense deadlines. 

Management and production skills earned "Publisher's Award for Excellence" honors in 1999.


Sep 1994May 1998

B.A., Communications

Duquesne University

Graduated cum laude.


John R. Nelson

Spencer Ainsley

At a glance: Work samples

Magazine Design Portfolio

Newspaper Design Portfolio

Online Design Portfolio