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.

Coronavirus Chronicles

The Pandemic Took Its Toll on Pike Place Market Businesses

The small operations behind one of Seattle's top attractions are hurting. A livestream fundraiser aims to help.

06/17/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

We Got This, Sports

Sue Bird, Megan Rapinoe, and Russell Wilson to Host the ESPYs

ESPN taps a few Seattle stars to give us all the feels during its remote awards ceremony.

05/27/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Cramped Quarantine

What Is It Like to Live in an aPodment During Covid-19?

Micro-studio life is even more constricted than usual during a pandemic.

05/22/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

FEATURE

Seattle’s Other Modern Public Health Crises

Before Covid-19 there was AIDS, E. coli, SARS, and more. The city learned lessons from each.

05/13/2020 By James Ross Gardner

Badger-Meinhof

Is Seattle Wildlife Actually Behaving Differently While We Quarantine?

Cannibal rats. Squirrel attacks. Local researchers are trying to suss out what's going on with animals right now.

05/12/2020 By Stefan Milne

Ate List

When Seattle Restaurants Reopen, They're Gonna Need Your Personal Info

New guidelines for restaurants reopening in other Washington counties give us a glimpse of what's to come.

05/12/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Winged Victories

It's the Perfect Time to Bird-Watch in Seattle

Peak avian migration time means the skies are full of songbirds.

05/06/2020 By Nicole Martinson

Guide to Mount St. Helens

Washington's Next Volcanic Eruption

When? Where? Are we ready?

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens Wildlife: Don’t Call it a Comeback

Flora and fauna have more than returned to the destruction zone—they're thriving.

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Quarter Tank

Scenic Drives to Take Around Seattle

It’s like a road trip, but as a staycation.

04/29/2020 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

Essay

Welcome to Seattle! Now Quarantine.

I uprooted to the Emerald City for excitement. But the pandemic thrust me back into isolation.

04/29/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Decisions, Decisions

Choose Your Quarantine Houseboat, Seattle

From tech tycoons to top chefs, interesting housemates abound in this city.

04/17/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Coronavirus Chronicles

Why You Shouldn’t Give Up on Virtual Happy Hours

Forget the crosstalk and poor Wi-Fi signals. The psychological benefits are vital for some.

04/17/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Viral Vocab

Know Thy Masks: A Primer to Face Covers

Do you really know the difference between an N95 respirator and a surgical mask?

04/14/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

America Unmasked

For People of Color, Masks Come with Their Own Risks

In Washington and across the country, facial coverings are triggering racist backlash.

04/14/2020 By Stefan Milne

Making Do

No Sewing Machine? No Problem.

If you can't craft yourself a proper face cover, here's how to find, fashion, or buy a mask.

04/14/2020 By Allison Williams

QUARANTINE COUTURE

Can Masks Be Fashionable?

Seattle designers craft pandemic gear worthy of becoming a wardrobe staple—after all, we might be wearing it for a while.

04/14/2020 By Zoe Sayler

Face the Facts

Seattle Is Now a City of Masks

They're not impermeable, but homemade face coverings can help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

04/14/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Feature

The Last Time the West Seattle Bridge Closed Was Even Stranger

Forty-two years ago the man piloting the freighter Chavez smashed the vessel into the span connecting the city to its western half. Then he disappeared.

04/10/2020 By James Ross Gardner

First Person, Last Word

I Turned to Doula Work as an Alternative Form of Resistance

Burnt out with protesting in the streets, I discovered how to sustain myself while making change.

04/08/2020 By Jordan Alam