Art Direction, Editorial Design: Beth Moeur
Editor-In-Chief: Antoinette Bruno
Managing Editor: Will Blunt
Designers: Kailey Whitman, Hannah Li,
Amelia Chen, Aya Morton, Decue Wu & Rachel Maves
Editors: Caroline Hatchett & Sean Kenniff
Editorial Assistant: Hip Torres, Amelia Schwartz & D.J. Costantino
Photography Editors: Jaclyn Warren, Alexa Bendek
All event photos courtesy of Starchefs
Rising Stars is a quarterly trade magazine published by StarChefs. Each issue focuses on one major U.S. city or region, and is released in conjunction with StarChefs Rising Stars Awards and a series of local events celebrating the winners. The up-and-coming chefs and other culinary professionals featured in the magazine, represent the forefront of the contemporary American dining scene.
For each issue from 2017 through 2020, I designed more than 1,200 pages of content comprised of biographies for top chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers, bartenders, and artisans, as well as an average of 30 recipes. In addition, each issue was loaded with thematic and/or recurring features.
Past cities selected for Rising Stars
New York City Washington D.C-Chesapeake
Portland Austin Seattle Atlanta San Francisco-Oakland Chicago Houston
Each issue has a compilation of photography, illustrations, and custom-type treatments to make a bold visual impact. I explored different layouts for bio and recipe spreads to give the magazine diversity, depth, and consistency.
I art-directed and styled the photos that were featured in our issues.
I created illustrations for feature spreads.
Rising Star Awards
I designed thematic, engaging, and consistent collateral reinforcing brand identity for awards events across the country.