DarlaHusseyDarla Hussey has joined the Methow Valley News staff as the designer for the newspaper’s weekly editions and special publications.

Hussey most recently had been a graphic designer for the weekly Othello Outlook newspaper and its
Basin Farmer magazine. Since 2008, she had designed the newspaper, local advertising, special publications and marketing materials for the Outlook, and supervised production. She also took photographs, edited and wrote articles, and wrote headlines for the paper.

Hussey has won many awards for newspaper and advertising design in the Washington Newspaper Publisher’s Association annual statewide competition, including nine in the 2013 contest.

Hussey’s background is in design, technical writing, copy editing, proofreading and online content management for companies in Washington state, California and Texas. She holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational and mass communications from Eastern Washington University.

Hussey lives near Twisp with her two sons. She replaces Sue Misao, who is now editor of the Northwest Asian Weekly newspaper in Seattle.