Announcement from Art Director Chris Rukan, The Lily, Design Director Amy Cavenaile and Design Director Rachel Orr:

We are excited to announce that Kat Rudell Brooks has moved into the role of art director for By The Way, our new digital travel initiative.

Kat came to The Post in 2014 as a designer for The Emerging News Products team, focusing on the Washington Post Select app. During her time on the team, she has lent her talents to The Lily and worked on a variety of projects, including art direction for the Retropod and Can He Do That? podcasts and a custom Washington Post-themed sticker pack.

Previously, Kat was a designer at USA Today magazines. She started her newspaper career as a page designer and information graphics artist at The Arizona Republic. Kat is a 2009 graduate of Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication.

Kat recently traveled to Ireland with her husband. One of the highlights was night kayaking on a bioluminescent bay in County Cork. The next countries on her list are New Zealand and Iceland.

Join us in congratulating Kat as she takes on this new role.