Press release | The Washington Post
Announcement from Creative Director Gregory Manifold, Managing Editor Matt Callahan, Deputy Design Director Brian Gross and Deputy Design Director Amy Cavenaile:
We are delighted to announce that Rachel Orr and Virginia Singarayar have been promoted to Senior Design Editors.
Over the past year, Rachel has taken on an expanded portfolio, managing design strategy and staff for The Lily, By The Way, Launcher and Voraciously.
She worked tirelessly to create cohesive branding, efficient workflows, and successful visual storytelling strategies for each group and simultaneously established herself as the design team’s expert in commissioning artwork. for cross-platform promotion.
As a Design Writer since 2019, Rachel is a creative leader who approaches her work and her designers with a compassion that drives creativity and team growth, making her an excellent candidate for this role.
Rachel started her postal career in 2013 as a designer for Express. She joined the Newsroom in 2014 as an original member of Team Rainbow, designing for The Post’s Select app. She is a founding member of The Lily and By The Way and has been instrumental in developing each brand’s visual identity.
Rachel’s work on our apps, The Lily and By The Way, has been recognized by the Society for News Design, Society of Publication Designers and the Webbys. Prior to joining The Post, Rachel worked as a designer for Gannett Design Studio in Phoenix.
Virginia is recognized as a design editor for her consistently high impact in sports and for taking on complex assignments in business and technology.
In addition to leading the sports design office at two Olympic Games in the past year, Virginia has overseen the development, branding and day-to-day workflow of two verticals: Launcher and Help Desk. .
Design editor since 2019, she is an ardent supporter of design, its designers and their place in the editorial staff. Virginia’s talents include an eye for detail and an infectious enthusiasm that inspires others. She excels whether it’s coordinating special print sections (March Madness and Noah Lyles) or managing ambitious digital projects, such as COVID winter, “The Architecture of War”, Olympics XR or the explainer of inflation.
Virginia joined The Post as a designer in 2014 from the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She guided sports designers through capital city and national championship titles. Their work has been recognized with numerous awards and medals in recent Society for News Design competitions.