The creative services department at the Craig Daily Press has hired a new lead graphic designer.
Lindsay Porter, 30, of Shawnee, Kan., started at the newspaper Dec. 28. She will be responsible for coordinating with local clients and building online and print advertising to strengthen their businesses.
Porter is a graduate of Kansas State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2004 and a bachelor’s degree in secondary education in 2007.
She worked as a manager at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Kansas City, Kan., and taught journalism, yearbook and newspaper at Derby High School for three years.
She said Craig and Moffat County offer professional and personal opportunities her native state did not.
“I view this as an exciting opportunity to get back into journalism and publications,” she said. “I’m excited about the outdoor opportunities in Colorado. It’s a big change from Kansas.”
Laura Tamucci, creative services department manager, said Porter’s skills and experience separated her from numerous other candidates who applied for the position.
“Lindsay’s extensive background in teaching journalism and yearbook classes gives her a wealth of experience that most designers don’t have,” Tamucci said.
She said Porter’s work since coming to the Daily Press reinforced that she was the right person for the position.
“Lindsay has proven to be a quick learner and a hard worker,” she said. “She has caught on to what we do faster than I had anticipated. And, the ads she has designed in the past week have brought a fresh look to our newspaper pages.”
Porter said she enjoys hobbies such as reading, baking, photography and playing with her dog, Kali, a labradoodle, in her free time. She said she’s also excited about taking advantage of skiing opportunities the Yampa Valley offers.
Porter can be reached at 875-1780 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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