Hi, I'm Stephanie Swearngin.

I'm a designer, editor and journalist with a passion for producing dynamic storytelling experiences and visually-engaging digital and print content. 


Digital Design, Motion Web Graphics and Web Development

A few years after I received my master's degree with a concentration in web design and development from the University of Denver, I became the senior digital news designer at Crain's Chicago Business.


While working for Clarity Media Group, I've utilized my graduate coursework in digital design and front-end development to think strategically, to effectively collaborate with web and digital teams, and to produce interactive multimedia presentations and landing pages for five news products in Colorado.

While earning a master's degree in Information and Communications Technology, I also took coursework focused on UX/UI design and user research. My education has allowed me to take the lead in building engaging web applications and implementing creative solutions for four digital news products in the Colorado Springs and Denver metro area.


Editorial Page Design, Photo Editing Infographic Design and Copy Editing

I have over 20 years of experience in page design, photo editing, production planning and content editing for daily newspapers. I have worked for news organizations in Texas, Colorado and Florida.

Art Direction, Photo Illustration Design,
Graphic Design and Production Planning

As the former design editor for a news media organization in Colorado, I led the art direction on five magazines while collaborating with designers on creating captivating cover illustrations and dynamic designs. These publications feature political news, sports, lifestyle and marketing content.


Fitness Column

I'm a published fitness columnist and an award-winning writer. I've been a nationally certified fitness professional for over 10 years. In 2015, I launched a fitness column called, "Fitness Diaries," at gazette.com

"Fitness Diaries" was awarded First Place for Best Online Blog in the 2016 Top of the Rockies Journalism contest presented by the Society of Professional Journalists. The regional competition is among journalists from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.