About Paul Compton

Paul Compton
Photo by Dennis Tuttle

A journey of creativity, collaboration and learning

I was fortunate to work for the Washington Post and the Washington Times, where design was valued and leveraged, and teamwork was requisite. For more than two decades, I worked across print and online with many different departments, editors and news of all varieties. Collaboration wasn’t a catchword, it was a daily necessity. Throughout that time, technology was rapidly changing, requiring new skills and methodologies, from vision and design to illustration, planning, recruiting and direction. It was hard and exciting work.

That’s why it was such a huge step for me when I launched my design business in 2011. Excitement and trepidation often tripped over each other, but through a wide variety of work and clients, I found that my experience in leadership, communication, management and process parlayed nicely into running my business. I was also able to maximize my concentration and productivity by having a work environment that suits me (and my clients) best.

In addition, while serving as creative director for The Post and assistant art director at The Times, I had the responsibility of selecting and working with outside design agencies and freelancers. This experience taught me about value and service, as well as challenges faced by working with external resources. Those experiences bring me insight and influence my thinking and business practices today.

When I’m not working, my wife Rebecca and I enjoy golf, yoga, nature, food, travel, collecting art and spending time with family and friends.

Paul is a rare talent in the design business these days: thoughtful, innovative, and diligent. He can do everything from find the perfect photo to illustrate a concept to explain a complicated set of numbers in an infographic -- and do it all on multiple platforms from print to the web.

Jeff Selingo

JEFF SELINGO
Author, columnist, and higher education strategist

2018-07-05T00:08:14+00:00

JEFF SELINGO
Author, columnist, and higher education strategist

Jeff Selingo
Paul is a rare talent in the design business these days: thoughtful, innovative, and diligent. He can do everything from find the perfect photo to illustrate a concept to explain a complicated set of numbers in an infographic -- and do it all on multiple platforms from print to the web.
When I decided to start a new law firm, I knew instantly who I would work with to design my site and implement its launch. Paul designed my prior firm’s site and did an outstanding job.

Shannon McLin Carlyle

SHANNON MCLIN
Founder and Appellate Attorney
Florida Appeals

2018-07-09T17:14:18+00:00

SHANNON MCLIN
Founder and Appellate Attorney
Florida Appeals

Shannon McLin Carlyle
When I decided to start a new law firm, I knew instantly who I would work with to design my site and implement its launch. Paul designed my prior firm’s site and did an outstanding job.
Paul is naturally gifted and a true craftsman, but the greatest testament is he's courteous, professional and the easiest person on the planet to work with.

Dennis Tuttle

DENNIS TUTTLE
Principal and Director
5editorial

2018-07-05T00:29:10+00:00

DENNIS TUTTLE
Principal and Director
5editorial

Dennis Tuttle
Paul is naturally gifted and a true craftsman, but the greatest testament is he's courteous, professional and the easiest person on the planet to work with.
Paul has a broad range of expertise - experience in both print and online, as a designer and a manager, and in visual and UI design - that’s hard to match in the media world.

Jim Brady

JIM BRADY
CEO and Founder
Spirited Media

2018-05-30T19:40:36+00:00

JIM BRADY
CEO and Founder
Spirited Media

Jim Brady
Paul has a broad range of expertise - experience in both print and online, as a designer and a manager, and in visual and UI design - that’s hard to match in the media world.
In addition to his design skills, he is a terrifically detailed, communicative and tactful in managing projects on time, on budget and beyond expectations.

Darcie Milazzo

DARCIE MILAZZO
Founder and higher education executive
Penn Cannon Group

2018-07-08T16:05:16+00:00

DARCIE MILAZZO
Founder and higher education executive
Penn Cannon Group

Darcie Milazzo
In addition to his design skills, he is a terrifically detailed, communicative and tactful in managing projects on time, on budget and beyond expectations.
Paul is super innovative, very talented, and a pleasure to work with. If you’re looking for world-class Web design delivered on time, and on budget–stop looking. Hire Paul and worry about something else.

Eric Koefoot

ERIC KOEFOOT
President and CEO
Public Relay

2018-06-28T13:07:04+00:00

ERIC KOEFOOT
President and CEO
Public Relay

Eric Koefoot
Paul is super innovative, very talented, and a pleasure to work with. If you’re looking for world-class Web design delivered on time, and on budget–stop looking. Hire Paul and worry about something else.
Paul is a pleasure to work with. A talented illustrator and strategic creative partner. He’s skilled at providing original design solutions while working with our evolving brand. A truly valued professional.

Kathi Hersh

KATHI HERSH
Founder & Chief Everything Officer
CREATED by Kathi Hersh

2018-07-10T01:22:18+00:00

KATHI HERSH
Founder & Chief Everything Officer
CREATED by Kathi Hersh

Kathi Hersh
Paul is a pleasure to work with. A talented illustrator and strategic creative partner. He’s skilled at providing original design solutions while working with our evolving brand. A truly valued professional.

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