AARON STECKELBERG
aaron@steckelberg.com


Work experience:

FULL-TIME

  • The San Diego Union-Tribune: Graphics Director (November 2014 to present)
  • The San Diego Union-Tribune: Art Director (January 2013 to November 2014)
  • The San Diego Union-Tribune: Deputy Graphics Director (January 2011 to January 2013)
  • The San Diego Union-Tribune: News Artist (May 2006 to January 2011)
  • The Boston Globe: News Artist (April 2004 to May 2006)
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer: News Artist (April 2000 to April 2004)
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution: News Artist/Illustrator (June 1999 to April 2000)
  • Pittsburgh Tribune Review: News Artist/Illustrator (February 1998 to May 1999)

PART-TIME/FREELANCE

  • Provided patent illustration and drafting services
  • Developed figures for scientific manuscripts published in peer reviewed journals
  • Designed templates for professional reports and newsletters
  • Created illustrations for a magazine-format publication     

Skills and abilities:

CONTENT CREATION FOR NEWS PUBLICATIONS

  • Informational graphics: charts, maps and diagrams
  • Research, data analysis and reporting
  • Illustration and page design

DIRECTING AND MANAGEMENT

  • Provide graphics and art direction
  • Identify, prioritize and assign projects
  • Facilitate coordination of staff and departments
  • Manage personnel issues and conduct staff evaluations

KNOWLEDGE AND CAPABILITIES

  • Computer software and hardware (Includes: Adobe creative products, 3D software, video animation and editing; database analysis and GIS mapping software; HTML/CSS and some scripting languages)
  • Various traditional art media and methods (Includes: drawing, painting, printmaking and photography)

Education:

LA ROCHE COLLEGE (1999)

Completed classes in graphic design and photography (6 credit hours)

POYNTER FELLOWSHIP FOR VISUAL JOURNALISM (Summer 1998)

Completed summer program for select visual journalist. Education included writing, photography, illustration, informational graphics and web design

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN (1993-1998)

Completed 120 credit hours in the College of Fine and Performing Arts


Awards and honors:

  • Second place- Newspapers/Magazines, Informational Graphics, The Press Club of Atlantic City, 2015 National Headliner Award (Art Director)
  • Award of Excellence- Information Graphics; Sports/Non-deadline for 2014 Society for News Design (Art Director)
  • Award of Excellence- Information Graphics; Business/Non-deadline for 2014 Society for News Design (Art Director)
  • Award of Excellence- Information Graphics; Other/Non-deadline for 2014 Society for News Design (Art Director)
  • First Place- Newspapers/Magazines, Informational Graphics, The Press Club of Atlantic City, 2014 National Headliner Award (Art Director)
  • Third Place- Newspapers/Magazines, Informational Graphics, The Press Club of Atlantic City, 2013 National Headliner Award (Art Director)
  • Second Place- Newspapers/Magazines, Informational Graphics, The Press Club of Atlantic City, 2012 National Headliner Award (Deputy Graphics Director)
  • Award of Excellence- News design/sections for 2012 Society for News Design  (Deputy Graphics Director)
  • Award of Excellence- Special News Topics, Politics & Elections for 2012 Society for News Design  (Deputy Graphics Director)
  • Second Place- Newspapers/Magazines, Informational Graphics, The Press Club of Atlantic City, 2010 National Headliner Award (News Artist)
  • Second Place- Newspapers/Magazines - Informational Graphics, The Press Club of Atlantic City, 2009 National Headliner Award (News Artist)
  • Award of Excellence- Special coverage, Single subject for 2008 Society for News Design (News Artist)
  • Award of Excellence- Staff portfolio for 2006 Society for News Design (News Artist)
  • Second Place- Newspapers/Magazines, Informational Graphics, The Press Club of Atlantic City, 2006 National Headliner Award (News Artist)
  • First place- Best News Graphic, 2005 Society of Professional Journalists, Greater Philadelphia Chapter award (News Artist)
  • First place- Informational Graphic, 2003 Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, Keystone award (News Artist)
  • First place- Informational Graphic, 2002 Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, Keystone award (News Artist)
  • First place- Informational Graphic, 2001 Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, Keystone award (News Artist)
  • Award of Excellence- Non-breaking or feature graphic, 175,000 and over for 2001 Society for News Design (News Artist)
  • First place- Best News Graphic, 2001 Society of Professional Journalists, Greater Philadelphia Chapter award (News Artist)
  • First place- Best News Graphic, 2000 Society of Professional Journalists, Greater Philadelphia Chapter award (News Artist)

References:

Available upon request.