Brooke Robertson, who has been instrumental in bringing a vibrant and creative look to The San Francisco Examiner’s arts and entertainment pages, has been named the newspaper’s design director.
Robertson will oversee design of The San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. A subsidiary of the San Francisco Newspaper Co., which owns and operates The San Francisco Examiner, announced in late April it was in exclusive negotiations to purchase the Bay Guardian. That deal is expected to close soon.
“Brooke has incredible talent and skills that make her one of the best designers I have ever had the opportunity to work with,” said Todd Vogt, president and publisher of The San Francisco Examiner. “She will continue to lead the design evolution of The Examiner, and her leadership and vision will be highlighted as we shine up the Bay Guardian.”
Since joining the newspaper in 2008, Robertson has been a mainstay on the design desk, helping launch the Extra entertainment section in the Thursday and Sunday editions that debuted in February. She has been the lead designer on several special publications, including the recently published summer arts preview.