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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 an indoor kid, over in the corner drawing or writing or just daydreaming about stuff to make. 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 MTSU’s student newspaper. I was on track to be an English major, 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 be found hanging out with my extremely silly preschooler, Holden. He has big blue eyes and a big grin and we like to make each other laugh. 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, shooting and processing photos, tripping over my dogs, trying to make my fiancé laugh, making art, playing Stardew Valley, sipping wine, or exploring my city.

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).

I do varying degrees of internetting here, here, here and here.