priya krishnakumar

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Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism

B.S. Journalism, Minor in Political Science,
Integrated Marketing Communications Certificate



Los Angeles Times | Graphics reporter

Report on and design interactive and static graphics for web and print publication.

June 2014-Present

Northwestern University Knight Lab | Undergraduate Fellow

Design and develop apps and interactive products targeted towards journalists. Blog about current technology trends and events in digital journalism.

Jan 2014-June 2014

The Washington Post | Design and Interactive Graphics Intern

Designed Style section inside and cover pages for daily and weekly news cycles, created panels for tablet and smartphone apps, designed and produced graphics for both web and print.

Sept-Dec 2013

Patch Media | Design Intern

Designed graphics and mockups for both editorial and internal use. Coded online newsletters and emails that were sent to ~50,000 subscribers per week. Worked on the design for several large-scale marketing campaigns.

June-Aug 2013

North by Northwestern | Print Managing Editor, Creative Director and Senior Design Editor

Elected Print Managing Editor Winter 2014, Creative Director Spring 2013, Senior Design Editor Fall 2012-Winter 2013. Oversee 30+ writers and 14-member editorial and design staff, edited and fact-checked every story in issue. Managed team of designers and photographers, oversaw all visual aspects of the magazine as Creative Director.


Medill School of Journalism | News Graphics and Design Teaching Assistant

Work as a teaching assistant for advanced-level and graduate journalism classes in the Medill School of Journalism focusing on interactive, web and print design.

Jan. 2013-Present | Marketing Intern

Maintained blog for, a startup company providing student loan management and consultation for college students and graduates. Managed site's social media accounts and drafted press releases to send to various news outlets.

June-Sept. 2012

Cupertino Patch | Editorial Intern

Reported for local news website based out of Cupertino, Calif. Implemented projects designed to stimulate community awareness, including starting recurring "Meet Your Neighbor" and "Meet Your Local Business Owner" features.

June-Sept. 2011


Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Digital Publishing Suite, Eidos Methode.

HTML, CSS, LESS/SASS, jQuery, JavaScript.