PETER PAUL PAYACK
I'm a visual designer and editorial cartoonist based in Cambridge, MA. I'm currently working full-time as a graphic designer in the healthcare industry and doing editorial cartoons part-time for a few local newspapers and magazines.
I received my bachelor's degree from Stonehill College, where I studied graphic design and journalism. I also spent a semester at Scuola Lorenzo de'Medici in Florence, Italy.
When I'm not working, I'm probably catching a Sox game at Fenway, training for my next marathon, or spending time with my wife, family and friends, or my cats and dog.
Director of Digital Media
The Committee to Elect Samuel Gebru for Cambridge City Council
September 2016 – Present
I created a campaign brand identity and applied it across a print and digital landscape, including a website, email templates, social media pages, event posters, campaign signage, business cards, stickers, mailers and more. I direct graphic design work and manage external print vendors. I work closely with the director of communications, campaign manager and candidate on day-to-day work, and provide oversight on all outreach material and social media strategies.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
December 2011 – Present
I'm a multi-channel designer on the creative team within the marketing department.
I conceptualize and design digital and print media, including webpages, email templates,
print ads, posters, banners, logos and icons. I create illustrations and videos, take photos and
co-write creative copy for our social media channels. I maintain brand standards. I maintain and update content for multiple websites. I work collaboratively with other designers, writers, marketing managers, event planners and vendors.
Wicked Local / Banker & Tradesman / Boston Bubble
December 2010 – Present
I write and illustrate weekly editorial cartoons and a quarterly comic strip. I communicate with editors to develop humorous and thoughtful cartoons about timely, local news stories.
DigBoston / BeerAdvocate
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.
December 2006 – May 2009
I assigned, organized and edited feature articles for Stonehill College’s biweekly independent student 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, opinion and sports articles. I worked collaboratively with writers, photographers and other editors.
Stonehill College (Easton, MA)
Class of 2009
Bachelor of Arts
Major: Graphic Design
Scuola Lorenzo de’Medici (Florence, Italy)
2008 Spring Semester
Academic Programs International
Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Acrobat), Keynote, Garageband, Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Medium, LinkedIn), Squarespace, Wordpress, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) Creative Copywriting, Copyediting