I commission illustrations, art direct, design, and develop digital projects as part of the award-winning design team at The Washington Post.

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How to upgrade your favorite sandwich

Lead writer, Becky Krystal, took 5 classic sandwiches – BLT, Turkey, PB&J, Chicken Salad and Egg Salad – and developed quick, smart recipes to take them up a notch. The simplicity of the recipes allowed us to develop a new article template. To date, all recipes across the site are linked out to our recipe finder database. This new presentation incorporates recipe cards so the ingredients and steps are viewed within the project. I art directed and designed this project online along with a 14page special section in print.

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The ultimate homemade pizza, delivered

This template was designed to combine a step-by-step guide with multiple recipes. I art directed the photoshoot which includes six vignettes, one for each type of pizza. I also helped design the template with developer Madison Walls. This project then ran in print as a 12-page special section.

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How to make your best batch of biscuits

As part of our mission to teach readers the fundamentals of cooking, we decided to develop a new way to present in-depth articles on specific types of food. I art directed, developed, and designed this project online along with a companion piece in print.

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ATK Multicookers guide

We partnered with America’s Test Kitchen to bring a consumer-based multicooker guide to the Voraciously audience. This guide walks readers through the components of their multicooker, explains different cooking methods and quick tips, suggests what to cook (and what not to cook) in them, and ends with some of our favorite multicooker recipes. Each section has product modules containing mini-reviews, overview links on ATK’s rigorous testing methods, and affiliate links to each of their recommended products. My role was to conceptualize and execute the final presentation of this product. I art directed and designed the set for the photoshoot and commissioned the lead illustration to tie it all together. I also designed and developed the digital presentation including the product modules.

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ATK baking guide

We partnered with America’s Test Kitchen to bring a consumer-based baking guide to the Voraciously audience. By walking readers through the cookie baking process we were able to offer tips on how to get the perfect cookie every time. Each section has product modules containing mini-reviews, overview links on ATK’s rigorous testing methods, and affiliate links to each of their recommended products. My role was to conceptualize and execute the final presentation of this product. I art directed and designed the set for the photoshoot and commissioned the lead illustration to tie it all together. I also designed and developed the digital presentation including the product modules.

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Holiday Cookie Generator

By updating an existing project we were able to offer this as a newly packaged product to advertisers. I created the aesthetic for our annual cookie issue by fusing a thoughtful color palette and different textures with more complex lighting and expert food styling. By shooting all of the cookies in one day we were able to create a consistent look that not only helped the cookies pair well together but be able to stand on their own. I then oversaw the development updates introduced by Jake Crump.

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ATK kitchen gift guide

We partnered with America’s Test Kitchen to bring a consumer-based kitchen equipment guide to the Voraciously audience. This guide is a primer on kitchen tools and gadgets that our lead writer thinks every cook should have. Each category has product modules containing mini-reviews, overview links on ATK’s rigorous testing methods, and affiliate links to each of their recommended products. My role was to conceptualize and execute the final presentation of this product. I art directed and designed the set for the photoshoot and commissioned the lead illustration to tie it all together. I also designed and developed the digital presentation including the product modules.

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How to make a smoothie

This template was built to accommodate an illustrated series on the building blocks of an essential dish. The interactive introduces the basic concepts while acting as a primer for a recipe round-up of the item. In this case, smoothies. I commissioned Amber Day to work on the illustrations.

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Dinner in Minutes Pantry

This interactive was designed as a companion piece for our re-vamped Dinner in Minutes column by Bonnie Benwick. Each item was photographed over 4 days by staff photographer Matt McClain, while I was the main food stylist. The idea was not only to create beautiful photos of standard pantry items but to teach new cooks the WHY behind their selection. The final images are also intended to be used on Instagram as a teachable post on each ingredient.

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Grad Guide

The grad guide was a print bonus day special section. I commissioned Martina Paukova to create a series of illustrations on a variety of topics aimed at helping college graduates to become “adults”. Stories were contributed from across the newsroom. Topics included paying off student loans, renting your first apartment, getting health insurance, and dressing professionally. I built this as an aggregate page for all of those articles.

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