Announcement from Kat Downs, graphics director, and Laris Karklis, deputy graphics director:

The graphics team is happy to welcome Lazaro Gamio to The Post. Lazaro will be a graphics editor, focusing on working with the blogs to develop news graphics, as well as styles and tools that will help bring consistency to graphics across our verticals.

Lazaro is designer with an interest in new storytelling techniques. He interned at National Geographic and The Seattle Times, and most recently worked at the Miami Herald, where he designed and developed interactive graphics and story projects, including Boom, Bust & Back and Innocents Lost. He graduated from New World School of the Arts, a program that’s part of the University of Florida; before that, he studied industrial design and illustration at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

He was born in Cuba, and lived in the Dominican Republic before his family moved to Miami when he was 7. In his free time, he enjoys good sci-fi and trying to make sure his dog doesn’t eat his shoes.

Please join us in welcoming Lazaro to The Post.