What I do: I am the design editor of Hearst Connecticut Media and a freelance publishing consultant. Also, I am a proud past-president of the Society for News Design, an international volunteer group focused on design advocacy and education. We run educational and training programs all over the world with the mission of promoting visual journalism of all kinds.
On the side: I also write about design, restaurants and travel for Hearst Connecticut Media Group, where I prototyped a new Sunday Magazine section. I was recently an adjunct professor in the Southern Connecticut State University journalism program. And my editorial work, on both print and web, continues as well for companies that use content marketing. And finally, I am the founder of independent publishing house Hamaca Press, which helps authors establish their credentials by professionally publishing and promoting their own books. Also, with my partner Pablo, I also provide custom content for clients through our Arroyo + Steele creative agency. In a word, I am championing storytelling.
Occasionally, I leave my desk: My design workshops have been presented at the City University of New York, Fairfield University in Connecticut and Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, N.Y. and I recently spoke about trends in newspaper design processes before the College Media Association in New York City. I am giving portfolio critiques for the University of Missouri at the Society of News Design workshop in Washington D.C. this year.