SND38 Individual Portfolio Winner Spotlight: Tim Ball

Tim Ball Creative Director  POLITICO  What is your current job title, and how long have you held it? I’m Creative Director for Politico in Europe, based in Brussels, Belgium. I started here on October 1, 2015. (For scale: Politico’s European edition started in April 2015.) What is the biggest difference you have noticed designing for […]

SND38 Individual Portfolio Winner Spotlight: Kelli Sullivan

Kelli Sullivan Deputy Design Director for News & Projects Los Angeles Times  What is your current job title, and how long have you been in that role? Deputy Design Director for News and projects. I have been in this position here at the Times since 2005, 11+ years. Before that, I was Deputy Design Director in our […]

Mark Johnson on innovation, personalization and user-experience design in media

I first met Mark Johnson at SND St. Louis in September 2011. The now 35-year old CEO of Zite — a personalized magazine app acquired by CNN earlier that year — was the definition of unassuming. Sporting a curly fro, eyebrow ring, t-shirt and backpack, I actually mistook him for a college student. Our first conversation had us discussing everything from cocktails and news design to architecture and taxidermy. Here, Johnson talks innovation, personalization and user-experience design in media.