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.

Welcome Home

What Every Newcomer Should Know About Seattle

A new city awaits.

08/22/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Newsmakers

Perfect Party September 2019

Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

08/20/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Behind the Scenes

How to Get “P” Off the Ceiling

It took a lot of work (and balloons) to make a clown take flight for our cover photo.

08/20/2019 By Jane Sherman

Feature

In the Straits: An Inmate Turned Millionaire Turned Lone Survivor

He was a convicted felon who found a niche in Seattle’s construction boom. Then a fatal boating accident came for Michael Powers’s fairy-tale ending.

08/19/2019 By James Ross Gardner

Behind the Scenes

Climb Every Mountain

What's better than a generic scenery photo and a story phoned in from sea level? Sending a photographer 10,000 feet up to accompany our fearless editor.

07/23/2019 By Jane Sherman

NEWSMAKERS

Perfect Party August 2019

Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

07/23/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

PNW Pantry

St. Jude Tuna Revitalizes a Lunch Staple

The local company’s troll-caught albacore is on a Good Food Award streak.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Hot Button Issue

Should Seattle Do More to Protect Citizens from Extreme Summer Weather?

District 4 city council candidates are calling for more immediate, and substantial, action.

07/01/2019 By Philip Kiefer

Dock Watchers

Where to Spot Seattle's Most Venerable Vessels

These seven boats have illustrious histories.

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams Illustrations by Jane Sherman

All Aboard

Sail the Local Seas on These 8 Boat Rentals and Cruises

How to travel our waterways the easy way.

05/29/2019 By Allison Williams

Hot Stuff

What Does a Seattle Summer Really Look Like?

Our city’s getting warmer and drier. But cloudy June days? Still very much a thing.

05/29/2019 By Jaime Archer

Rainy Day Rescues

What to Do Indoors in Seattle When Bad Weather Strikes

8 places around the city that channel summer vibes, even on cloudy days.

05/29/2019 By Philip Kiefer

COVER STORY

78 Ways to Make the Most of a Seattle Summer

Our season is short, but it’s full of promise. Here’s how to maximize the sunny spell.

05/29/2019 Edited by Allison Williams

Behind the Scenes

All the World's a Studio

When Seattle tried to rain on our parade, er, June/July issue, we retreated indoors for photo shoots.

05/29/2019 By Jane Sherman

The Game Changers

Seattle's Marine Transit Evolves as the Population Booms

From high-speed commuter boats to the future of hybrid-electric ferries.

04/23/2019 By Rosin Saez

Behind the Scenes

Hot Jobs: Angela Dunleavy-Stowell Is Right at Home in the Kitchen

Even if that means standing over a stove for a photo shoot.

04/23/2019 By Jane Sherman

Where to Live Next

The Top 12 Neighborhoods in Seattle: 2019 Edition

The ever popular, the rising stars, and the largely unexplored moving in a new direction in a city that just won’t stay still.

03/26/2019 By Mac Hubbard

Behind the Scenes

Digging for Sunshine: A Spring Fashion Sneak Peek

Dreams of warmer weather—and florals—during the recent snowmageddon.

03/26/2019 By Jane Sherman Photography by Elizabeth Podlesnik

Closer Inspection

Behind the Scenes of David Mikkelson's Portrait

See how we used a magnifying glass to get the final shot.

12/18/2018 By Jane Sherman

Pencil Pusher

A Behind the Scenes Look at Our Teacher of the Year

Pencils: Good for tiaras, even better for facial decor.

10/16/2018 By Jane Sherman