Lindsay Ballant YG7

  • Current Location: Washington, DC
  • Originally From: U.S. (Maryland)

Lindsay Ballant is an art director and designer with a passion for journalism and storytelling. Most recently, she was the creative director of Foreign Policy (FP), where she oversaw a complete overhaul of the title’s print and web entities. Previous to this, she was in San Francisco as a Code for America fellow, and for a decade worked on staff at various titles such as Newsweek, Print magazine, and The New York Times Magazine, as well as an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has been invited to judge numerous design and illustration competitions, and has received awards from the Society of Publication Designers, the National Magazine Awards, AIGA, Communication Arts, I.D. magazine, Print magazine, the Type Directors Club and the Art Director’s Club. She also collaborates on other political and cultural web-based projects under the moniker of Public Service Bureau. She is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York with a dual major in advertising and graphic design, and lives in Washington, D.C.

Portfolio Imagery:

  • Project 1 of 7

    Behind the Candidates, 2008

    Behind the Candidates is a website created for the 2008 presidential election. It was conceived to answer a simple question: who will be advising our next president? Over 60 top advisers from the McCain and Obama campaigns were assembled in an interactive dossier, organized by category and arranged for viewing side-by-side against their counterpart. Role: co-creator


    Co-creator: Ian Boyle

  • Project 2 of 7

    Remember Hope, 2010

    Remember Hope is a visual documentary of President Obama's historic victory on November 4th 2008, seen through the eyes of the people that participated. The site invites people to submit a story, a video, or a photo. The stories have come from across the country, and all over the world. This site serves as a living memory to the historical significance of that night, and the resurrection of optimism that swept across the nation. Role: co-creator


    Co-creator: Ian Boyle

  • Project 3 of 7

    Foreign Policy, 2014

    2013 & 2014 issues of Foreign Policy, a Washington DC-based bi-monthly magazine covering news, politics, and international affairs, with a global audience. Role: Creative director


    Art Director: Ed Johnson Editors: J. Peter Scoblic, Mindy Kay Bricker

  • Project 4 of 7

    Newsweek’s Last Print Issue, 2012

    The last printed issue of Newsweek in 2012, an entire issue celebrating its nearly 80-year legacy when Newsweek’s parent company announced the title was transitioning to a digital-only platform. Role: Design director


    Art Director: Sean Noyce Associate Art Director: Rob Di Ieso Designer: Vanessa Saba Special Projects Editor: Gabi Doppelt Editor: Tina Brown

  • Project 5 of 7

    Print Magazine Type + Form Issue, 2008

    Print Magazine, 2008: For the cover story on the trend of generative typographic forms, we commissioned artist Karsten Schmidt to create typography using our headline, “Type & Form”. Sketches and renderings of the object were then used for the opener of the feature story layout. Role: Associate Art Director


    Art Director: Kristina DiMatteo Editor: Joyce Rutter Kaye

  • Project 6 of 7

    Freedom of the Press, 2004

    A newspaper created in 2004 addressing the current status of media consolidation in America. The piece, constructed of 32 pages using one fact per page, weaves together a narrative that serves as a primer for the curious citizen wanting to understand the basics of the situation without the weight of longform articles. Role: co-creator


    Co-creator: Brian Ponto

  • Project 7 of 7

    New York Times Magazine, 2010

    Layout and graphics for The Wellness Issue. Role: Designer


    Design director: Arem Duplessis Art director: Gail Bichler Editor: Gerald Marzorati

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