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.

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

Perfect Party

The Most Interesting People in Seattle This April

In a world without the novel coronavirus, we would have liked to gather these folks.

04/08/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Living in the Future

5 Real Estate Experts Dish on What To Expect in Seattle's Next Decade

Zoning, prices, growing neighborhoods (and cities), and advice moving forward.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

You Live Where?

These Seattle Neighborhoods Are Pretend

Sorry, Tangletowners, but you probably live in Wallingford.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne

Liquid Assets

Seattle Restaurants Need These Takeout Cocktail Kits As Much as Customers Do

The state made DIY cocktail kits legal for the duration of quarantine. Clearly they're filling a need.

04/03/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Safety First

How a Washington Ice Cream Producer Joined the State’s Mask-Making Machine

Locals are stepping up to mitigate the shortage of PPE.

04/01/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Care Bears

This Seattle Bear Hunt Map Keeps Kids' Tantrums at Bay

A national movement, distilled into one handy Google map.

03/31/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Move Over, Rover

Social Distancing Is Impossible on Most Seattle Sidewalks

How wide are they, exactly, and where are the best spots for pedestrians to roam in peace? We've got answers.

03/31/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Card Drive

The Pay Forward Project Is a Gift to Local Restaurants

A new website allows diners to divert their week's would-be entertainment budget into gift cards.

03/31/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

HOLDING DOWN THE FORTE

Seattle Is Making a Joyful Noise, and It's Perfect

#MakeAJoyfulNoise brings the city together in cacophonous support of frontline workers. We all need it.

03/27/2020 By Zoe Sayler

STEP INTO MY OFFICE

7 Tips for Working from Home

Struggling with productivity while working from your couch? We're here to help.

03/27/2020 By Seattle Met Staff