Peter Paul Payack
Cambridge, MA


Freelance Editorial Cartoonist
Banker & Tradesman
March 2013 – Present
I write and illustrate a weekly editorial cartoon about Massachusetts financial and real estate news. I communicate with the editorial director to develop humorous and thoughtful cartoons about timely stories.

Freelance Editorial Cartoonist
Cambridge Chronicle & Tab
December 2010 – Present
I write and illustrate a weekly editorial cartoon called “Life on the Left Bank.” I communicate with the editor to develop humorous and thoughtful cartoons about timely, local news stories and post it on the Cantabrigia Blog weekly.

Production Designer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
October 2010 – Present
I am part of a studio team in the marketing department. I develop and maintain print and digital marketing assets. I support the graphic and interactive design teams. I maintain company brand standards. I maintain content and track analytics for multiple websites. I work collaboratively with designers, account managers, vendors and sales.

Freelance Copyeditor
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.

Freelance Electronic Illustrator
Dartmouth Publishing
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.


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

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


Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe After Effects
Basic HTML
Microsoft Office
HP TeamSite
Unica NetInsight
FileMaker Pro
Creative Copywriting