Hi! My name is Lindsey Turner. I am a designer/editor/photographer/word nerd living in Nashville. I stay busy. I like to stare into glowing rectangles at all hours of the day and night.
I’m creative director at Gannett’s Design Studio Nashville.
Please take a look around and feel free to contact me with questions or freelance inquiries.
A bit of backstory
I grew up on a farm in rural West Tennessee. I’ve always been one of those weirdo creative types, over in the corner making crazed gestures and pretending. I think I first caught the publishing bug in middle school, when our Explorers class put out a little zine called NOW (the New, the Old, and What’s Coming). I took that a leap further in college when I took a gig at the student newspaper. I thought I had aspirations of being an English professor, but my first published story (a hard-hitting exposé on the success of a spirit-fueled Homecoming T-shirt swap) set me off in a new direction. Reporting turned into editing and editing turned into designing. News design sort of hit that sweet spot that let me use creativity to communicate important, sometimes complex ideas.
Now I lead a huge team of designers and page editors who produce hundreds of newspaper pages each day.
When I’m not working, I can probably be found hanging out with my extremely silly preschooler, Holden. He has big blue eyes and a big ol’ grin and we are best buds. Currently he is interning for me but he has not yet figured out how I like my coffee.
When I get a moment to myself, you can bet I’m probably working on freelance projects, stocking my Etsy shop, reading, writing, blogging (here and here primarily), shooting and processing photos, scritching my cats’ bellies, making art, watching terrible TV, sipping wine, visiting my family, or exploring.
My obnoxious party tricks include finding four-leaf clovers, identifying typefaces, parallel parking, reciting the U.S. presidents in chronological order, and singing the states in alphabetical order (yes, singing).
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Writer, designer, photographer, wisecracker, mother(!!!), Earth denizen
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