Sara Quinn, president of The Society for News Design, announced the appointment of two new board members at the organization’s annual board meeting in San Francisco. Paige Connor, a UX/UI Visual Designer for Bloomberg BNA based in Washington, D.C., joins with a focus on growing and supporting membership. Lena Groeger, an investigative journalist and developer at ProPublica based in New York City, joins as an at-large director.
“SND is lucky to benefit from the incredible energy and expertise that Paige will Lena bring to the organization,” Quinn said. “We’ve already seen Paige’s tireless dedication in helping organize recent annual workshops in Washington and San Francisco. And we know that Lena’s connections in academia and with other organizations like IRE and Hacks/Hackers will help build bridges across the industry.”
The SND board of directors is a global group of volunteers dedicated to growing the Society, supporting its members and advocating for the craft of news design around the world. If you’re interested in volunteering or learning more, please reach out to Executive Director Stephen Komives at [email protected]
Paige Connor joined the Society for News Design in 2000 as a student at Ball State University and has been active since. In 2015 she teamed with SND co-chairs as volunteer coordinator for SNDDC, where she received a President’s Award for excellence in volunteerism. This year, she worked with SNDSF co-chairs. Paige earned an SND Award of Excellence for her portfolio as well as other awards for her design work throughout her career, which includes stints on the cross-platform team at Bloomberg, design director for Politico, assistant sports editor for the Washington Times and art director for two magazines.
Currently, Paige is a UX/UI Visual Designer for Bloomberg BNA in Washington, D.C., and is part of BBNA’s innovation team where she focuses on experience design, visual design, digital strategy and qualitative research for new web and mobile products. Paige has worked as a UX strategy and design consultant for ResultsTrax helping to bring Design Thinking to the academic field, as well as various other organizations.
Lena Groeger is an investigative journalist and developer at ProPublica, where she makes interactive graphics and other data-driven projects. She also teaches design and data visualization at The New School and CUNY. Before joining ProPublica in 2011, Groeger covered health and science at Scientific American and Wired magazine. She is particularly excited about the intersection of cognitive science and design, as well as creating graphics and news apps in the public interest.