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.

Up and Down Aurora

Photo Essay: Aurora Across the Decades

From engineering marvels to the highs and lows of midcentury dining, here’s a pictorial record of Aurora as it was, and is today.

10:30am Photography by Chona Kasinger By Allecia Vermillion Research by Jane Sherman

My Favorite Things

Chris Ballew Shares His Favorite Seattle Spots

The former Presidents of the United States of America singer and kids artist Caspar Babypants talks cheeseburgers, music venues, and Seattle hot takes.

03/24/2023 By Angela Cabotaje

Seattle Dining Guide

Where to Eat in the University District

Chase those cherry blossoms with pizza, noodles, ice cream, or biscuits.

03/09/2023 By Seattle Met Staff

My Favorite Things

Robin Wehl Martin of Hello Robin Shares Her Favorite Seattle Spots

Where do Seattle’s most well-known tastemakers go? We asked. First up: a gourmet cookie maven.

02/03/2023 By Angela Cabotaje


Remembering Seattle Restaurants That Closed in 2022

Some of these do have happy endings.

12/30/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Group Chat

Does Seattle Need Social Housing?

Nicole Macri, Rachel Fyall, and Tiffani McCoy mull whether a ballot initiative to create a tenant-run public developer would really cap more rents.

12/12/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy


The Day City Hall Became a Same-Sex Marriage Cathedral

In 2012, scores of couples descended on the municipal building after the legalization of same-sex marriage in Washington state.

12/05/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy


The Politics of Paying Real Rent Duwamish

The pitch: Pay rent to ancestors of Seattle's original people. But the simple act belies the complicated history of Western Washington tribes.

11/22/2022 By Colleen Kimseylove

Seattle After Dark

Things to Do at Night in Seattle

That aren't just restaurants or straight-up bars—though Vermillion Art Gallery, Kraken Community Iceplex, and Mox Boarding House have booze. Just saying.

11/07/2022 By Sophie Grossman Illustrations by Bridgette Huhtala

Buy the Book

A Guide to Seattle’s Independent Bookstores

From Elliott Bay Book Company in Capitol Hill to the U District's Magus Books, Seattle's many indie booksellers keep the city well-read.

10/19/2022 By Stefan Milne With Sophie Grossman

Seattle Dining Guide

The Best New Restaurants of 2022

Wondering where to eat in Seattle? Seafood, sushi, tapas, and Filipino-style fried chicken awaits at spots like MariPili Tapas Bar, Seabird, and Uminori.

10/12/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Boredom Buster

Our 50 Favorite Things to Do In and Near Seattle

The best attractions, day trips, activities, events, and boredom-busters for when you live in or are visiting the Emerald City and Pacific Northwest.

10/07/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Shuck This

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.

09/28/2022 By Sophia Struna

Oh My Gourd

Best Pumpkin Patches Near Seattle

From Stocker Farms in Snohomish to Carpinito Brothers in Kent Valley, Western Washington pumpkin patches hold all the fall fun you can handle.

09/23/2022 By Sophia Struna


25 Essential Seattle Shops

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

09/22/2022 By Seattle Met Staff and Zoe Sayler

Suburban State of Mind

How Are the Suburbs Faring in the Housing Market Cooldown?

Some former darlings of the local real estate market are still showing signs of robust price growth. Others are dipping as interest rates rise.

09/16/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

Group Chat

What Time Should Seattle School Days Start?

Three clock-minders weigh sleep science, equity, and a bus driver shortage after Seattle Public Schools shelves a time change proposal.

08/30/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Suburban State of Mind

8 Seattle Suburbs Where Home Prices Rose and Fell in July

The year-over-year price growth actually went down in some Seattle-area cities, while it's rising in others. What that means for potential home-buyers.

08/18/2022 By Seattle Met Staff

That's Cold

The Choco Taco Lives On—At Least in Seattle

The Klondike original is discontinued. Mourn the loss of the classic ice cream novelty with a locally made version.

07/27/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Shopping List

A Guide to Seattle’s Best Butcher Shops and Meat Markets

Tucked away in Pike Place Market, or existing purely online, these local purveyors make buying a steak a personalized experience.

06/30/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff