Trinity Powells

Work Experience

Southland GOLF, Santa Ana CA

Creative Director, 2015-Present

Guide art direction, edit photos and design all visuals for the regional golf and lifestyle magazine. Manage production of the monthly publication and coordinate work with editorial, advertising and prepress departments.

Orange County Register, Santa Ana CA

Designer, 2013–Present

Conceptualize and execute compelling designs while juggling multiple deadlines and projects for the daily newspaper, The Riverside Press-Enterprise and numerous community news publications., Playa Vista CA

Staff Editor, 2010–2012

Produced and edited content for the national sports website. Scoured wires and other news outlets for trending news items. Crafted compelling headlines and produced content to entice readers. Collaborated with designers on visual presentations and photo editing.

Ventura County Star, Camarillo CA

Copy Editor/Designer, 2006-2010

Edited copy, proofed pages and designed section covers, including news, business, features and Sunday displays. Helped manage the copy desk and assisted with the design of logos, maps, charts, photo illustrations and art direction of special projects.

San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group, West Covina CA

Copy Editor/Designer, 2003-2006

Edited copy and designed pages for the news group’s three dailies: the Whittier Daily News, the Pasadena Star-News and the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Designed the front page for all three dailies, as well as covers and inside pages for the opinion, business, religion and international news sections.

Developed the look and style for the redesigned Highlander publications, one of the news group’s two weeklies. Developed templates and mastheads for all 11 Highlander publications and saw project to its completion.

Ewing & Beland Inc. (Now Mad Haus Creative), Monrovia CA

Designer/Intern, 2003

Designed logos, brochures, Web sites and processed photos. Developed design concepts for various media, as well as wrote and edited marketing copy.



California State University, Fullerton — 2003
B.A. Communications, Journalism – English Minor



  • Experienced with content management systems, HTML, SEO, web analytics and various social media.
  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and proficient with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Newspaper, magazine and tabloid design; print and web graphics; logos, maps, charts, photo illustrations and fliers.
  • Ability to adapt to various print and online publishing systems.
  • Comfortable with Mac or PC platforms.
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