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.

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

Tasting Notes

The Best Wineries to Visit in Walla Walla

From Sleight of Hand in the Southside District to tasting rooms downtown Walla Walla, here are our favorite places to experience Washington wine.

08/13/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

First Person, Last Word

Pike Place Market Has Offered Me Lessons of Resilience

After a rough stretch in my life, the market's vendors and bounty were restorative.

07/09/2021 By Holly Regan Illustrations by Jane Sherman

Hard Sell

Taste Testing Washington’s Hard Seltzer Boom

Alcoholic seltzers have proliferated around these parts; Seattle Met's editors have a definite favorite.

06/25/2021 By Allecia Vermillion and Zoe Sayler Photography by Jane Sherman

THE BRIGHT SIDE

Your Seattle Summer Guide to Outdoor Entertaining Anywhere

From colorful carafes to designer pools to a fancy cooler fit for park cocktails, here’s how to outfit a summer outside.

06/18/2021 By Zoe Sayler Photography by Jane Sherman

THE OLYMPICS

Insider's Guide to Visiting Washington State's Olympic National Park

What to do, where to hike, and where to stay in the country's fifth most-visited national park.

06/02/2021 By Allison Williams

On the Road Again

Travel Is Back, Just in Time for Memorial Day

Remember holiday traffic? Yeah, that's returning too.

05/27/2021 By Allison Williams

Sugar rush

10 Sweet Bakery Day Trips from Seattle

Croissants, churros, and crullers worth a special drive.

04/01/2021 By Allison Williams and Allecia Vermillion

#HellaRice

Herschell Taghap's Favorite Spots for Seattle Dim Sum

Nearly all in Chinatown–International District.

03/26/2021 By Herschell Taghap

First Person, Last Word

I Could Have Waited out the Pandemic in Singapore, but Seattle Kept Me

Community and solidarity proved powerful ballast.

03/18/2021 By Ruchika Tulshyan

Sublurbs

What to Know about Seattle’s Suburbs

Pithy summaries of communities in the Puget Sound region, including every city in King County.

03/08/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

Site Survey

10 Best RV Campgrounds in Washington

Where to park campers and RVs overnight near Leavenworth, Cascades National Park, and the Washington coast.

03/04/2021 By Allison Williams

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