Gannett Des Moines Design Studio
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I have been a designer in the Gannett Des Moines Design Studio since the studio's launch in August 2011 and currently design daily features sections and special sections for the Lafayette (La.) Daily Advertiser and the Monroe (La.) News-Star. My title is "Designer III," though I typically refer to myself as a journalist since I still do plenty of headline writing and copy editing. Before landing in the features department I designed sports pages and special sections for the Des Moines Register and a handful of other daily Midwest newspapers and served as the lead designer for the Green Bay Press-Gazette's gameday Packers section in 2012. Prior to that I was a designer and copy editor with The Des Moines Register since 2004. I've designed anything from award-winning Iowa Hawkeye football sections to little league baseball features to heartwarming and heartbreaking profiles to small-town music and food festivals. In between I've written hundreds of cover headlines, helped break national news and have landed a handful of bylines and ESPN mentions.