"Intern" Carrie Hoover to The Oregonian

Randy Cox, visuals and production editor for The Oregonian, announced today that The Oregonian has made three new hires: news designers Carrie Hoover (intern, San Jose Mercury News) and Don Renfroe (presentation editor, The Albuquerque Tribune), and photographer Tom Boyd (The Register Guard).

Randy writes:

"The Oregonian has hired two new news-side designers to join our presentation team. Both will juggle nightside responsibilities among our A-Section, Metro, Business and weekly zoned tabloid magazines . . . We're thrilled all three will be joining us."

Carrie (left) at her Merc farewell party, with designer Janet Kim (Photo: Martin Gee)

You might remember Carrie from her big win at the first-ever SND "Intern" 2006 competition in Orlando. After winning the competition, she chose to spend her summer (and well into fall/winter) interning at the Mercury News.

Today was Carrie's last day here at the Merc, and we couldn't be sadder to see her go. During her summer, she worked in nearly every section of the paper, from Features to News, and made a splash wherever she went. Her colorful wardrobe and cheerful attitude earned her the nickname of the news desk's "ray of sunshine."

Kevin Wendt, AME for Design/Copy/Sports at the Merc, said:

"Carrie is a rock star, and Portland should be quite happy landing her. We tried to hold out for a job to open up here, and although things didn't work out, I'm very glad Carrie is landing in a great spot. I'm sure we'll be hearing about her good work for years to come!"

On a personal note, Carrie has been an amazing colleague, friend and roommate, and we are all sad to see her go. At the same time, we couldn't be happier for her amazing new opportunities and wish her the best.

Congratulations again to Carrie, Don and Tom, and best of luck in Portland!

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Blogger billy said...

Wow, congratulations Carrie! You're going to be great.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 4:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Charles Apple said...

Best wishes, Carrie! We sure miss you here in Virginia...

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 1:27:00 PM  
Anonymous steve z said...

welcome aboard from the design folks here at The O. and remember to pack an umbrella... or a poncho. word is it tends to rain up here.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 3:24:00 PM  
Blogger Mark Friesen said...

Er, Steve, we call that "liquid sunshine." Stay on message, man!

Also: Yay for Carrie (and us)!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 5:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Stephen Komives said...

Two talented designers, a nice coup for The Oregonian. Carrie - good luck! Don - stop moving further away from Region 3!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 10:19:00 PM  
Blogger NinaMehta said...

YEAHHHHH! Congrats Carrie!! I hear Portland is a wonderful place to live !!

Thursday, December 13, 2007 1:17:00 PM  

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