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.

Group Chat

Is Seattle Mayor a Bad Job?

Why nobody seems to stick in our city’s top post.

02/25/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Cold Tide

Washington's Best Beaches in Winter

Our shoreline shines in the off-season.

02/22/2021 By Allison Williams

TAKE ME OUT

These Seattle Restaurants Serve Valentine’s Day Dinner To-Go (and Outdoors)

Get a room. And eat copious amounts of pasta in it.

01/22/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Eating Our Feelings

Celebrate with Inauguration Day Takeout from These Seattle Restaurants

From five-course tasting menus to breakfast sandwiches, to Pie-den Kam-ala Mode.

01/15/2021 By Karen Reyes

sleigh all day

Where to Go Sledding Near Seattle

A good snow hill is surprisingly hard to find.

01/08/2021 By Allison Williams

Timeline

Everything That Happened in Seattle This Year, Non-Covid Edition

Covid-19 masked some major, and not so major, happenings in our city. We've got you covered.

12/29/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Field Notes

The Glory, and the Cronuts, of Temple Pastries

Some truly impressive, very buttery things are happening inside this new Central District bakeshop.

12/17/2020 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Amber Fouts

Buy the Book

A Guide to Seattle’s Independent Bookstores

Where to buy literature in a City of Literature.

12/11/2020 By Stefan Milne

Winter Flicker

Where to See Holiday Lights In and Near Seattle

From classical glimmer to an illuminated velociraptor.

12/04/2020 By Carli Ricker

Group Chat

Should Washington Embrace a Four-Day Workweek?

A bill to trim our 40-hour norm didn’t gain traction in Olympia this year. But a political backer and two early adopters say the pandemic may change some minds.

12/03/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Mall Meditations

Pacific Place Refashions Itself Amid Covid-19

A shopping center that helped revitalize downtown considers its future.

11/23/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

SEATTLE STYLE

20 Essential Seattle Shops

From midcentury furniture to made-in-the-rain-coats, these are the local shops everyone should know about.

11/17/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Ballots and Boxes

4 Canlis-Approved Boxed Wines to Get You Through November

Canlis wine director Nelson Daquip picks a few unpretentious favorites: "I was surprised by the quality of what's out there."

11/03/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

A Crushing Curve

The Disillusionment Phase of the Pandemic Is Upon Us

What that means for our mental health.

10/08/2020 By Christy Carley

Fresh Faces

4 New Walla Walla Wineries Worth Your While

Standard marketing avenues vanished this year. But don’t let that keep you from up-and-coming producers.

10/02/2020 By Sean P. Sullivan

Taking the Heat

Seattle's Masked Cooks: We Thank You

Something to consider next time you grab takeout.

09/22/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Group Chat

How Can Seattle Schools Work Toward Racial Equity?

Systemic change requires an overhaul, not a quick fix. But three education experts offer some improvements they’d like to see in the meantime.

09/15/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Get Out

Washington’s 25 Best Beaches

Sunbathing, swimming, hiking, kite-flying...we found the state's best stretches of sand for all of it.

08/24/2020 By Allison Williams

Resilient Seattle

Meet the Starting Lineup of Seattle's Pandemic Response Squad

From the health honcho to the big cheese.

08/04/2020 By Allison Williams Illustrations by Jane Sherman

Resilient Seattle

Remembering the Washingtonians We Lost to Covid-19

The pandemic has stripped our city of beloved community members, young and old. Here are some of the things they left us.

08/04/2020 Illustrations by Jane Sherman By Seattle Met Staff