Cary R. Varnado

Now a marketing executive, I'm also a veteran journalist, having worked as a newspaper and magazine writer, designer and editor since 1998. I have created electronic presentations, videos and print projects for nonprofits and I dabble in website design. I've managed staffs of as many as 20 fellow journalists. Additionally, I have experience with tasks such as assignment editing, photo direction and project management. Always one to emphasize visuals, I participated in two newspaper redesigns and I created original design languages for numerous targeted-audience publications.

My newspaper design work has been recognized more than once by Newseum and praised by noted visual journalist Charles Apple. I also have won the following honors:

2013 APME: Second place, star designer of the year
2011 SNPA: Third place, best front page
2011 APSE: Special section Top 10 (team effort)
2003 LPA: First place, best front page
2003 LPA: First place, best headline
2002 LPA: Second place, best front page