Design for the sciences

With most of my editing and management positions, I have had the good fortune to work in small, financially strapped organizations that have needed me to be resourceful. My design training has been on the job, under the tutelage of some very talented designers. I work primarily in Dreamweaver, InDesign, Illustrator, WordPress, and Photoshop.

I have generally been an implementer alongside being a leader of small, collaborative teams. Now that I have learned more about Agile principles, I realize that I have been working in this way for a long time. Just replace the word “software” with “content,” and these principles apply beautifully to a publishing environment. While we didn’t do Scrum or Kanban, I would certainly bring these concepts to any design or publishing team today.

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