Norman Business Journal Q2//19 - Page 38

Cody Giles Title/Business: Art Director, The Norman Transcript & Norman Magazine How Many Years: 3 years in May. Feels like much longer. Education: Bachelors in Journalism with an emphasis in photography and design from Texas A&M University of Commerce, and a masters degree in cold emailing random people and organizations asking to photograph something or someone. Accolades: 2019 Norman Next Under 40 recipient, 2016 and 2017 AP One First Place Non-Page One Layout, “Most Likely to Think My Way is Better At First” award winner 31 years running Community Service: I am a Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cleveland County, I’ve also facilitated family photos for families at Food & Shelter Inc.’s McKown Village. Does helping Mack not be bored during the day count? I think it counts. What is the role of your title in this organization? As Art Director I am responsible for the design, photography, social media, freelancer communication, website management and general art direction for Norman Magazine and now, Norman Business Journal. I also am responsible for certain special sections published by The Norman Transcript as well as photography for the newspaper as assignments are available. 38 | Quarter 2 // 2019