WRITER, EDITOR & ART DIRECTOR

PAOLO
ZINATELLI

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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ABOUT ME

I love to tell stories. When I was a kid, I built airplanes, drew maps, sketched houses and kept myself busy creating anything that came to mind. And when I wasn't doing that, I was buried in my favourite book. I imagined that when I grew up, I would be a city planner/novelist. 

Instead, I became a journalist. As a writer, editor, designer and art director, I've spent close to 15 years telling stories. My writing has appeared in the National Post, Toronto Star and various print and online publications.

 
 
 

EXPERIENCE

I'm currently the design manager for digital at the Toronto Star. I oversee digital design of major projects for the Star's website as well as the Toronto Star Touch app. The best part of my job is helping bring a story to life, working with writers, editors and some of the most talented designers in Canada. I also teach editing and design at Centennial College in Toronto. 

I used to work at the National Post as a senior designer. During my time there, the paper was twice named World's Best Designed newspaper by the Society for News Design. My work has also been recognized with numerous awards and medals from SND. In 2015 I was part of the team that won a National Newspaper Award, Canada's highest journalism honour, for design. In 2016 I won another team award for NNA project of the year. I was also nominated for an NNA in 2012. 

I do freelance editing, and can also design logos, infographics, write stories and do anything else you need! 

Look me up on Twitter or read a full CV on LinkedIn.

I hope to hear from you, so that I can help tell your story! 

Get in touch at paolozinatelli(at)gmail(dot)com