Peter Paul Payack
Cambridge, MA


Graphic Designer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
October 2010 – Present
I'm part of an in-house studio team within the Strategic Design and Creative Services team. I conceptualize and design digital and print media. I create graphics and illustrations and write copy for our social media channels. I maintain brand standards. I maintain content and track analytics for multiple websites. I work collaboratively with other designers, account managers, vendors and sales.

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.

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 Creative Suite
Microsoft Office
Social Media
FileMaker Pro
Creative Copywriting