What I Do: The primary job of the executive art director is to create and art direct the visual style and graphic presentation for the entire FG franchise. This includes the magazine, web, and promotions across all platforms. For print, I am responsible for developing and creating content from concept to final layout for articles, departments, and covers that supports the overall editorial purpose and visual aesthetic for the FG brand. The executive art director works collaboratively with the executive editor, editorial staff, and web team to help develop inspiring print and digital content for our audience.
Interesting Fact About Me: I was on the very first reality TV show, Candid Camera. It was a popular show that involved concealed cameras filming ordinary people being pranked. When the joke was revealed, victims were told the show’s catchphrase, “Smile, you’re on Candid Camera.” The show paid me $25 to be able to humiliate me for the rest of my life with reruns. Good luck googling it.
What I’m Passionate About: I am passionate about my family, gardening, cooking, cycling, yoga, and my job.
What I Like About Working for Taunton: What I like about working for Taunton is that my job is a fusion of my passions: graphic design, photography, and gardening. It is rewarding to work for a company that creates informative products that empower passionate people like myself to be better gardeners.