Lilli Jennison Honored Nationally as Creative Visionary
Editor & Publisher Magazine launched its Creative Visionaries program this year and chose Jennison, along with nine other creative directors, graphic artists, and multimedia designers.
Sasha Heller is the Web Editor and Copy Editor for the Atlanta Jewish Times
Atlanta Jewish Times’ Creative Director Lilli Jennison was honored by Editor & Publisher Magazine as part of the publication’s Creative Visionaries of 2022 for her exemplary work in print production design and layout.
Editor & Publisher Magazine launched its Creative Visionaries program this year and chose Jennison, along with nine other creative directors, graphic artists, and multimedia designers. This is out of a national pool of thousands of others.
Robin Blinder, E&P’s associate publisher and vice president of content, wrote in her article announcing the program, “Their talents for communicating the news in visually intriguing ways helps our readers better understand and fully experience our stories.”
The following are excerpts taken from Jennison’s interview with E&P Magazine:
How long have you been in creative/visual journalism, and how did you get your start?
LJ: I started as an intern at Atlanta Jewish Times in 2018 and have been with the company since.
What gets (and keeps) your creative juices flowing?
LJ: Music! When I feel like I need a pump in creativity, I put on some music. Music helps me get out of my head and just be creative.
What advice do you have for young professionals starting out in the field?
LJ: Keep learning every day. I constantly look at other magazines, billboards, and social media for ideas. I follow some really cool social media accounts that post design hacks and different ways to create things using the creative suite.
What do you see as the most important trend or facet of visual journalism/media creative today?
LJ: Be bold and colorful! We just put out our annual Guide to Jewish Atlanta and the theme this year was “back to business.” I took that to visualize as neon signs. The book is full of bright, colorful neon signs.
Editor and managing publisher of the AJT, Kaylene Ladinsky reported that she believes that Jennison’s talent and teamwork has been a big contribution to excel the newspaper and for the AJT being recognized nationally as Best Jewish Newspaper and second Best Jewish website in the country and this award reafirms that:
“Lilli deserves to be recognized nationally for her creativity and efforts that she pours on to each page that we publish. We are the best and that’s because we have the best working together for our community.”