Abby Westcott

  • Fishers, IN

Visual journalist

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Award-winning visual journalist, Abby Westcott, is looking for freelance work or a permanent design job.

She is currently a designer at the Indianapolis Recorder.

Previously she was a senior designer at NJ Advance Media and The Island Packet in Hilton Head, SC.

She also has previous experience working as a news designer, design editor and features designer for Gannett newspapers for 5 years at the Louisville Design Studio, USA Today and Asbury Park Design Studio.

Abby thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented atmosphere. Abby also art directs, photo edits and executes conceptual design through illustrations and typography treatments.

Other experience includes:
Copy editor/designer at the Asbury Park Press
Copy desk chief at the Marietta Daily Journal
Copy editor/designer at The Wilson Times

Experience

Proposal Development Coordinator at Hazen and Sawyer

August 2016 – September 2016 New York, NY

Senior Designer at The Island Packet

July 2015 – Present Bluffton, SC

1A News Designer at Design Studios Gannett

November 2014 – June 2015 Louisville, KY

Design Editor at USA Today

March 2014 – September 2014 McLean, VA

1A News Designer at Design Studios Gannett

March 2011 – March 2014 Asbury Park, NJ

Features Designer at Design Studios Gannett

March 2011 – January 2012 Asbury Park, NJ

Designer/Copy editor at Asbury Park Press

July 2010 – March 2011 Asbury Park, NJ

Copy desk chief at Marietta Daily Journal

November 2009 – July 2010 Marietta, GA

Designer/copy editor at Wilson Times

August 2008 – November 2009 Wilson, NC

Education

Journalism-graphics at Ball State University

August 2006 – May 2008 Muncie, IN

Awards

First place portfolio design, South Carolina Press Association

Quarterly Award of Excellence, News portfolio, Gannett

Yearly Award of excellence, Portfolio for Democrat & Chronicle, Gannett

Quarterly Award, First place, "River Rescue", Gannett

First place, infographics, "Breathalyzer", North Carolina Press Association

First place, graphics, "Fiber optics", Hoosier State Press Association

Clients

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, Burlington Free Press, USA Today, Cincinnatti Enquirer

Specialties

Page designtypographyillustrationgraphics