Creative Director
Fast Company

I'm currently the Creative Director at Entertainment Weekly Magazine and am blessed with truly wonderful photography and design staffs. I oversee the look and feel of the magazine, design covers, and have as much fun as possible. 

I'm the author and designer of the upcoming Star Wars Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to a Galaxy Far, Far Away, out soon from Chronicle Books. It's an official Star Wars that is equal parts playful and informative, this visual love letter to the vast Star Wars universe will enchant fans of all ages. At the very least it has some fun Yoda jokes. It's a follow-up to Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to the Comic Book Universe. Out now from Chronicle Books, Super Graphic is an infographic look at everything comic-related. It's as entertaining as it is informational, and is great primer for the uninitiated and a celebration of minutiae for the old pros. It was Amazon's Best Art & Design Book of 2013 and is currently in its ninth printing. 

Before that I was the Design Director at Fortune Magazine, where I helped run the day-to-day operations and guide the visual aesthetic of the brand. I also designed feature stories and helped redesign the magazine. 

Formerly I was the Director of Digital Design at Wired Magazine, where I oversaw the design, user experience and interactives of Wired's tablets (iPad, Kindle Fire and Nook Color), mobile apps and ebooks. With a foot firmly planted in both worlds, I also designed features stories. Formerly, as the Art Director, I oversaw the START section of the magazine and designed features. 

Previously I was the Design Director at Complex Magazine where I oversaw and art-directed the visuals of the magazine, including page design, image concepting, photoshoots and branding between the magazine and Complex.com. I also contributed to the magazine's redesign award from SPD in 2007 and redesigned the magazine in October 2008 and directed the forthcoming redesign and restructuring of Complex.com. Occasionally I wrote for Complex, including the cover stories on Kristen Bell, Grace Park and Eliza Dushku. During my tenure Complex became known for its innovative cover design and drew praise from the magazine industry, the design world, and Kanye West: "I really think Complex is taking the cover game to another level, these are all history in the making." (That has to count for something, right?) 

I also served as the Creative Director of Oliviamunn.com, the now-defunct online home of actress Olivia Munn. I concepted the direction of the site, designed the front-end look, oversaw the editorial direction, streamlined the branding and brainstormed new ways to monetize content. 

In 2007 I launched Comic Foundry, a quarterly lifestyle magazine about comic books. It lasted five issues and ceased publication in 2009. It was available in comic book stores in the US, UK and Australia. In 2008 it was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Comics Journalism and was a critical favorite. 

As the former Associate Art Director at Men's Health, I oversaw and designed the front-of-book, departments and features. Formerly, I coordinated and art-directed the 20-page Malegrams section, which was nominated for a 2006 National Magazine Award for Best Magazine Section. I was also a Contributing Editor to the debut issue of Men's Health Living. 

Oh, and I'm the former President of the Board of Directors at the Society of Publication Designers. 
 

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