Art Director

Jane Sherman designs covers, features, and various departments in Seattle Met. One of her many joys in life is working closely with talented illustrators and photographers to create images that enhance and complement the magazine’s editorial content.

She was born in Minneapolis—it’s a lot like Seattle but flatter, and decidedly snowier—and lived there until moving to Seattle in 2007. She cut her teeth in editorial design doing the weekly grind, first as associate art director at City Pages in Minneapolis and eventually producing hundreds of covers—one a week for several years—at Seattle Weekly (some of them even won an award or two). 

In her spare time you might find Jane at the dog park with her coonhound Watson, taking a pottery class, drawing, or more likely taking a nap.

Best Places to Live

The Most Coveted Seattle Neighborhoods and Suburbs

In Seattle's fierce real estate market, competition is always pending. These top neighborhoods were the most competitive according to Redfin.

05/24/2022 By Angela Cabotaje

Salty Salish

Guide to Tide Pooling and Beach Combing around Seattle

Your guide to wandering our beaches at low tide and what to do with the sea life you find there.

05/12/2022 By Allison Williams

Group Chat

How Should King County Handle Fare Enforcement?

The pandemic halted bus payments and ORCA card checks on light rail just as the city aimed to expand its routes. Three transit pros map a path forward.

05/04/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Suburban State of Mind

6 Seattle Suburbs with the Highest Price Growth in March

The year-over-year median sale prices were up yet again, and the Eastside dominance in Bellevue, Kirkland, and Mercer Island continues.

04/12/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

BETTER LATE

Where to Find Last-Minute Gifts in Your Neighborhood

Including some great Seattle stores that are open on Christmas Eve, like Annie's Art and Frame and Prism in Ballard.

04/12/2022 By Zoe Sayler

UP AND UP

We Needed This: Chunks Claw Clips Revive Vintage Style

The cutest 2000s-inspired claw clip money can buy is designed right here in Seattle.

04/04/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Getting Warmer

A Guide to Seattle-Area Record Stores

Here's where to buy vintage and new vinyl, cassettes, and CDs in a Seattle, Bellevue, Lynnwood, and Bainbridge Island.

04/01/2022 By Stefan Milne and Sophie Grossman

They Need Somebody

How You Can Help Ukraine from Seattle

These local organizations are offering ways to volunteer, donate, and support refugees fleeing the war in Eastern Europe.

03/10/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Group Chat

How Progressive Is Seattle?

An extra-long 2021 election season gave us more time to weigh which side of the left we’re really on.

02/15/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Heat, At Home

Takeout Valentine's Day Is a Thing Yet Again

Takeaway tasting menu dinners and DIY pizza kits to help you celebrate February 14 with a romantic dinner at home yet again. Sexy sweatpants not included.

01/26/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

From Biscuits to Bagels

A Baker’s Dozen of Exceptional Breakfast Sandwiches

From vegan to chorizo, plus bagels, waffles, and so many english muffins.

12/07/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

SEATTLE STYLE

25 Essential Seattle Shops

From midcentury furniture to timeless menswear to the oldest comic book store around, these are the local shops everyone should know about.

12/03/2021 By Seattle Met Staff and Zoe Sayler

Group Chat

Why Are Women Leaving the Workforce?

A trio of occupational experts from the University of Washington, the Swing Shift, and Yohana discuss what’s causing millions of women leave their jobs.

11/23/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

Shuck This

The Best Corn Mazes Near Seattle

From Bob's Corn and Pumpkin Farm to the Carpinito Brothers setup in Kent, these Washington corn mazes are built for families and late-night explorers.

10/07/2021 By Grace McGuire

Muddy Boots

Best Pumpkin Patches Near Seattle

From Stocker Farms in Snohomish to Carpinito Brothers in Kent Valley, Western Washington pumpkin patches hold all the gourds you need.

10/04/2021 By Lucas Kaplan

Seattle Dining Guide

Seattle’s Best New Restaurants (and Bars)

Wondering where to eat in Seattle? Check out these 19 newcomers serving pasta, Japanese barbecue, even the occasional vegan crunch wrap.

09/24/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Float On

Never Have I Ever: Traveled by Seaplane

San Juan Island travelers can avoid ferry lines and hours of traffic with a 40-minute seaplane ride from downtown Seattle on Kenmore Air.

09/16/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Oeno Files

28 New Washington Wines to Buy Right Now

Build your cellar or bolster your dinner with some of the most intriguing local cabernet, syrah, and chardonnay released this year.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

First Person, Last Word

The Power of Mutual Aid Extends Beyond Collective Crisis

Writer Shin Yu Pai reflects on the past year and a half, when we’ve relied on forms of community support more than ever.

09/08/2021 By Shin Yu Pai

Group Chat

Which Pandemic Real Estate Trends Are for Real?

Housing market monitors from Windermere, Bascomb Real Estate Group, and Keller Williams Greater Seattle weigh in on suburban flight and other developments.

08/31/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy