Chris Rukan

Washington, D.C.

Art direction & illustration, type, grids, beer, esoteric baseball statistics.

Education: Southern Connecticut State University, majored in journalism

Chris came to The Post in 2006 as a designer in the sports section after working as a designer, design director and assistant sports editor at newspapers in Connecticut, New York and Florida. He designed pages in sections across the newspaper — from A1 to Travel to Metro to Style — before settling Outlook in 2014. In 2019 he joined the Opinions section as its first art director.
Latest from Chris Rukan

Voices of the Movement: Stories from civil rights leaders who changed America

A podcast series collecting memories from the past and lessons for the future.

June 6, 2019

The Nationals really should have won a World Series by now

Or a pennant. Or at least a playoff series.

October 1, 2018

President Washington lived by 110 rules of civility. President Trump does not.

Advice from the first president for the 45th.

June 29, 2018

Monumental campaigns: The stories behind D.C.’s championship contenders

In the words of The Post sportswriters who were there.

May 28, 2018

Spring Cleaning 2018: 10 things to toss

10 things to toss: Sit-ups, replay review, 'colorblind society', and more.

April 27, 2018

2018: The Year in Preview

From the #MeToo movement jolting the sports world to the opioid crisis worsening to big technology companies confronting their dark side, here’s what to expect.

December 29, 2017

2017: The year in photos

The images that defined 2017 came from an administration marked by turmoil, terrorism abroad and at home, and refugee crises worldwide

December 6, 2017

2017: The year in photos

The images that defined 2017 came from an administration marked by turmoil, terrorism abroad and at home, and refugee crises worldwide

December 6, 2017

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick directed ‘The Vietnam War’ together. Why is only one of them famous?

Though the idea of a "Ken Burns" movie inevitably conjures up the image of the shaggy-haired director himself, Burns has long worked with a number of important collaborators. And none of them is more essential than Lynn Novick. Though virtually unknown, Novick conducts the majority of the interviews for the movies she and Burns make together. And for "The Vietnam War," it was she, rather than Burns, who traveled to Vietnam to bring back essential stories for the film.

September 21, 2017

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick directed ‘The Vietnam War’ together. Why is only one of them famous?

Though the idea of a "Ken Burns" movie inevitably conjures up the image of the shaggy-haired director himself, Burns has long worked with a number of important collaborators. And none of them is more essential than Lynn Novick. Though virtually unknown, Novick conducts the majority of the interviews for the movies she and Burns make together. And for "The Vietnam War," it was she, rather than Burns, who traveled to Vietnam to bring back essential stories for the film.

September 21, 2017