Sandra Garcia is a creative director and designer based in New York City. She is currently the creative director of Huffington Post Highline, the website's long-form vertical. Prior to that she served at FiveThirtyEight.com, TheUndefeated and New York Magazine, where she worked on the Strategist section, contributing to all special issues, including Fall Fashion, Health, Food, Gifts, Reasons to Love New York and Design Hunting.
From 2011-2014 Sandra was the Design Director at Travel+Leisure magazine, where she was responsible for the brand's design and visual voice. In 2012 she oversaw a major redesign of the print publication with Luke Hayman at Pentagram. Travel + Leisure was recognized by Society of Publication Designers for design and photography in 2012, 2013, 2014; AI/AP for photography in 2013 and 2014.
Sandra has also been the Art Director at Budget Travel, an Associate Art Director at Culture&Travel and Associate Art Director at Travel+Leisure. She has additionally freelanced at Latina, Food&Wine and Art+Auction, interned at Teen Vogue and Visionaire, worked on a prototype for an art magazine at Conde Nast, and designed book jackets for Gabriele Wilson Design.
Before going back to school at Parsons, she was a reporter and editor at trade publications covering the advertising industry. She contributed articles to AdAge's Creativity, Print magazine and The International Herald Tribune.
Sandra holds a B.A. in English Literature from The University of Connecticut and a degree in Graphic Design from Parsons The New School for Design.