I'm Chris Soprych. I'm an artist, designer and journalist and I started this blog and ChrisSoprych.com to showcase my portfolio, and explain my thought process. You can learn more about me here.
Why are we here? I'm still figuring that out, but basically I'm looking to make a career move. My position as Assistant Managing Editor for multimedia at the Rockford Register Star has been eliminated. I've taken a design/copy editing position at GateHouse Media's central design desk. It's no big secret that the newspaper industry ain't doing so well, so everyone working for a newspaper is looking for a job.
With that said, I have nearly 20 years of design experience in newspapers, working for the Seattle Times and Chicago Tribune to name a few. I'm very good at what I do and have received awards for design, print, online and interactive. I have experience with video production, podcasting as well. But for the last five years I've also been acting as the art director for the marketing/branding department at the Register Star.
So I'm looking for a design/creative job in marketing/branding. The hitch is, I live in the Chicago market and at this point, I'd like to avoid relocating.
In short, I'm still trying to figure out why I'm here, but I think it's for something great. Welcome to the site.