Magazine Spreads

During my 10-year tenure as the Art Director of Ohio Magazine, I was fortunate enough to be able to travel the state, meet and photograph hundreds of Ohioans and local businesses. I was then tasked with telling their story visually with the help of local photographers, artists and stylists. Below is just a small sample of some of my favorite spreads.


“Top Dog”
Profile on Chef Daniel Wright, owner of “Senate,” a gourmet hot dog restaurant in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood
Photography by M. Kelly Wilt

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“Low & Slow”
Three Ohio barbecue spots share their signature recipes.
Photography by Casey Rearick
Food Styling by Christine Rice

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“The Garden Curator”
In the garden with Shaker Heights landscape designer Ann Cicarella.
Photography by Jeff Downie

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“Go Greens”
Three Ohio chefs share recipes for getting creative with spring greens.
Photography by Kevin Kopanski
Written and styled by Kara Kissell

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“Different Drum”
Profile on Akron’s renowned metal-working artist Don Drumm.
Photography by Jerry Mann

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“A Clear Vision”
Feature on Devo frontman Mark Mothersbaugh’s exhibit at Cincinnati’s Contemporary Art Center.
Photography provided by Contemporary Arts Center

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“Presidential Road Trips”
Feature on visiting the 13 historic sites of the eight Ohioans that have held the nation’s highest office.
Illustrations by Laura Weiszer

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“The Revival”
A look at the ongoing revitalization of Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.
Photography by M. Kelly Wilt

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“Pure Imagination”
Feature on an exhibit of children’s book illustrations at the Columbus Museum of Art.
Images provided by Columbus Museum of Art

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“Dog Days”
Feature on four of Ohio’s gourmet hot dog restaurants, including Cleveland’s Happy Dog.
Photography by Kevin Kopanski
Styled by Lesley Blake

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“1st Down”
A historical look at how the beginnings of the National Football League began in Ohio.
Illustration by AG Ford

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