Peter Paul Payack

Editorial Cartoonist
Cambridge Chronicle & Tab | Banker & Tradesman |
December 2010 – Present
I write and illustrate two weekly editorial cartoons, including “Life on the Left Bank.” I communicate with editors and art directors to develop humorous and thoughtful editorial cartoons for timely, local news stories.

Studio Design Production Specialist
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
October 2010 – Present
I am part of a production studio in the Brand Management and Marketing Communications department. I developed a branding strategy and identity for our studio. I produce content for custom print and web layouts and publications. I provide production support for the graphic design and interactive design teams. I am responsible for maintaining company brand standards. I work collaboratively with designers, account managers and sales.

Freelance Copyeditor
Dig Boston | BeerAdvocate | Finder
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.

Freelance Electronic Illustrator
Dartmouth Publishing, Inc.
January 2010 – April 2010
I produced original digital illustrations for various print publications. I communicated with art directors to develop visual strategies to meet clients’ needs.

Features Editor
The Summit
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.

Editorial Intern
Community Newspaper Company
September 2008 – December 2008
I wrote and edited news, feature and sports articles for four local newspapers. I investigated leads, conducted onsite interviews and took photographs. I worked collaboratively with reporters, editors and photographers.

Stonehill College
Easton, MA
Class of 2009
Bachelor of Arts
Major: Visual Arts
Concentration: Graphic Design
Minor: Journalism
GPA: 3.48

Scuola Lorenzo de’Medici
Florence, Italy
2008 Spring Semester
Academic Programs International