My mother wanted me to become a doctor, lawyer, or figure skater (Michelle Kwan was a huge
deal back in the day) — so naturally I decided to become a designer.
I graduated from the University of Notre Dame. My first job after school was in the Orlando Sentinel’s
art department, where I hand-colored the daily comic strips. Eventually my amazing aptitude for staying
within the lines — and my desire to create entirely new lines — landed me at the Boston Globe.
I was there for eight great years, doing everything from the Metro section to the Sunday magazine,
before moving on to be the design director of Boston Magazine. Currently I am the creative director
at ESPN the magazine. My work has been recognized by the Society of Publication Designers, American Society of Magazine Editors, Society for News Design, City and Regional Magazine Association, Print, Best American Infographics and Communication Arts.
I live in West Hartford, CT with my husband (also not a doctor, lawyer or figure skater) and two children —
who are not allowed to wear T-shirts with bad typography.
My mother still has no idea what I actually do for a living, but hopefully this website will help.
(Logo by Martin Salazar)