Lucio Villa has left the San Francisco Chronicle to join The Washington Post as a news designer.
He starts the new job on Monday, July 22.
“I went from being the only online designer at The San Francisco Chronicle to a team of 25 designers at The Washington Post,” Villa tells Media Moves. “I hope to learn and grow from the team at WaPo and get better at design and help come out with unique ways to tell stories online.”
In a note announcing his arrival to the Post, design director Greg Manifold and deputy design director Brian Gross wrote:
“Lucio comes to us from the San Francisco Chronicle where he has proven to be a versatile visual journalist. As the lead designer and developer on ‘150 Minutes of Hell,’ he deftly wove together a wealth of multimedia elements that guided readers through the hectic first hours of the Carr Fire. The project earned a first-place award for visual editing from Pictures of the Year International.”
Villa worked at the Chron as an interactive producer since January 2016 and was recently an instructor at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.
An L.A. native, Villa was previously at Hoy newspaper in Chicago.