My name is Peter Paul Payack. I'm a graphic designer and editorial cartoonist from Cambridge, MA. I'm currently working full-time as a designer in the healthcare industry and making editorial cartoons part-time for a weekly newspaper in Boston.
I studied graphic design and journalism at Stonehill College, and spent a semester at Scuola Lorenzo de'Medici in Florence, Italy.
When I'm not working, there's a good chance I'm at Fenway catching a Sox game, on the Charles training for my next marathon, spending some quality time with my wife, family and friends, or playing with my cats and dog.
Thanks for checking out my website!
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Quincy, MA)
December 2011 – Present
I design digital and print media on an in-house creative team—web pages, website and app assets, email templates, logos, icons, magazine ads, trade show and event signage, fact sheets, brochures, mailers, invitations and more. I also create graphics, videos and animated GIFs for our social media channels. I work collaboratively with other designers, writers, account managers, clients, event planners and outside vendors.
Freelance Editorial Cartoonist
Banker & Tradesman + Wicked Local + DigBoston + Boston Bubble (Cambridge, MA)
December 2010 – Present
I’ve been writing and illustrating editorial cartoons and comic strips for various publications since 2010. Currently, I make a weekly editorial cartoon for Banker & Tradesman. I work with writers and editors, and write and illustrate humorous and thoughtful cartoons about timely, local news stories.
Director of Digital Media
The Committee to Elect Samuel Gebru for Cambridge City Council (Cambridge, MA)
September 2016 – November 2017
I created a brand identity for a political campaign and applied it across a print and digital landscape—a website, email templates, social media pages, event posters, campaign signage, business cards, stickers, mailers and more. I directed graphic design work and managed external print vendors. I worked closely with the director of communications, campaign manager and candidate on day-to-day work, and provided oversight on all outreach material and social media strategies.
DigBoston + BeerAdvocate (Boston, MA)
April 2010 – September 2010
I copyedited and fact-checked news and feature articles, and wrote creative body copy for multiple print and web publications in accordance with a style guide. I communicated with news sources, writers and editors.
The Summit (Easton, MA)
December 2006 – May 2009
I assigned, organized and edited feature articles for Stonehill College’s biweekly student-run newspaper. I oversaw the complete redesign of the 16-page newspaper and laid out the Features section of each issue. I interviewed news sources, took photographs and wrote news, feature, editorial and sports articles. I worked collaboratively with writers, photographers and other editors.
Stonehill College (Easton, MA)
August 2005 – June 2009
BA, Graphic Design and Journalism
Scuola Lorenzo de’Medici (Florence, Italy)
January 2008 – May 2008
Semester Abroad, Academic Programs International