I own and operate a design business concentrating in creative direction, visual design, user experience and branding. Having commissioned numerous outside designers and agencies in my career, I have gleaned insight to what dimensions of service provide the ultimate value. With collaborative communication and results-oriented deliverables that are on time and on budget, each step from concept to completion is handled thoughtfully, thoroughly and efficiently. Clients include media, tech, corporations, small businesses, non-profits, PR firms, government, individuals and design agencies.
Led the design of washingtonpost.com for a decade. My teams supported and were a driving force in news presentation, multimedia, features, products and tools. In the last few years, I played a key role in strategizing and forming multi-platform design teams. My primary focus then shifted to the site design as a whole and its progression. This entailed working with outside agencies and key internal stakeholders on a full redesign. I also worked closely with senior leaders in editorial, research, technology and business to help monetize the site with executions, mindful of clarity and optimal user experience. My ability to skillfully recruit, grow and mentor talent has been instrumental to the progress The Post has made with digital design over the years. I was with the site from its Web debut in 1996 through 2010 redesign launch.
Started as an illustrator and was soon designing on the emerging Mac to produce graphics and page layout. During my eight years, I worked on nearly every section, collaborating with leaders, staff and illustrators to create compelling visual journalism and feature packaging.
Designed signs and displays from visual, construction and installation standpoints. I worked in close alignment with sales and builders to meet client objectives. Most of my design deliverables were in the form of sketching, rendering and drafting.
Design for desktop, mobile, responsive and print. Fluent working within Agile, Lean UX and waterfall process methodologies.
The Post won dozens of design awards from Editor & Publisher, Society of News Design and Digital Edge. My views on design have appeared in numerous publications including “Excellence in Online Journalism.” The Times was recognized as a print design leader in the newspaper industry during my tenure. I received many SND Awards for my design portfolio and awards from MDDC and Society of Publication Design for my illustration and information graphics.
Paul has a broad range of expertise - experience in both print and online, as a designer and a manager, and in visual and UI design - that’s hard to match in the media world.
Jim and I first worked together in the infancy of washingtonpost.com (1996-1999). Later, he was my supervisor, when he returned to The Post as VP and Executive Editor (2004-2009). These days, he is a client.
A very talented designer who always strives to deliver the best outcome in terms of design and optimizing our user journeys. Paul’s skills, experience and professionalism have been extremely valuable in helping us achieve our goals and grow our business.
Dave and I have worked closely together on many design initiatives for Mom365. He has been an invaluable partner in working projects through from concept to completion.
Paul is a very detailed, creative and reliable graphic designer. He can take a little piece of information and quickly turn around a creative solution. Armed with a rare balance of being artistically talented and yet able to effectively communicate his ideas while embracing the client’s need, we continuously turn to Paul for our creative needs.
I have worked on numerous projects for Keary. We have closely collaborated to produce interactive and informative materials on sustainable business growth.