Chris Mihal is the Design Director of Barron's, overseeing art, photography and design across all brands. He was previously the Creative Director for Variety. After studying journalism graphics at Ball State University, Chris worked at newspapers in Phoenix, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta and the Northeast, working on numerous redesigns and rebrands in editorial, marketing and advertising. Despite all the moves, he has yet to pick up a Southern, New Jersey or California accent. Chris has been recognized by Society of Publication Designers, Society for News Design, American Photography, American Illustration and Communication Arts.