Hi, I'm Stephanie Swearngin.
I'm a visual designer and communications expert with a passion for designing engaging user experiences and analyzing how people interact with online news content.
Digital Design, Interactive Web Graphics and Web Development
I have taken graduate coursework in front-end development, which has enabled me to effectively collaborate and communicate with web developers to produce interactive multimedia presentations and landing pages for digital content and investigative news stories.
While earning a master's degree in Information and Communications Technology from the University of Denver, I 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 innovative solutions suitable for all digital platforms for 3 news sources in Colorado.
Art Direction, Photo Editing, Page Design, Infographic Design and Copy Editing
I have over 20 years experience in designing, editing, art directing, project planning, creating content and managing visual presentations for daily newspapers. I have worked for news publications in Florida and Colorado.
Art Direction, Photo Editing,
Graphic Design and Production Planning
I'm the design director for a weekly political news magazine published in Denver. I also have designed the annual Denver Broncos magazines for Colorado's second-largest news organization and I have designed several other magazines focused on news, sports, features and marketing content.
Feature Column & Blog
I'm a published fitness columnist and an award-winning blogger. I've been a nationally certified fitness professional for over 10 years. In 2015, I launched a fitness column and blog 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.