Jerry Sealy is an award-winning graphic designer, content creator, visual journalist, as works as a consultant and designer in Washington, DC and Delaware. His clients have included American Psychological Association, National Geographic, Thibaut Design, and CQ Roll Call.
Sealy is a regular contributor and collaborator in the ideation, development, and visual expression of content and has a distinguished record as a designer and art director.
He is the former Creative Director of National Geographic Traveler. His portfolio of responsibilities included art direction, design, photo direction, and content development for all Nat Geo's travel platforms — magazine, tablet, books, custom publications, apps,mobile, and related initiatives. He has been instrumental in the creation of numerous magazine and digital franchises including: “Insider’s Guides to the World’s Greatest Cities,” “Best of the World,” and “101 Reasons to Travel". Under his creative direction and design, the magazine published the ASME nominated “50 Places of a Lifetime,” an editorial program that has since inspired dozens of print and digital initiatives within the Society’s global community. During Sealy’s tenure the magazine won dozens of awards including Overall Best Travel Magazine, Best Consumer website and was consistently the category’s No. 1 performer on U.S. newsstands.
In 2010, Sealy led the creative team at Traveler which launched the interactive tablet edition with a digital footprint of over 1.25 million users. He was also responsible for the creative design and development of several vertical apps, including “50 Places of a Lifetime”; “A Taste of Montreal” and “Nat Geo 360". Additionally, Sealy designed and art directed numerous profitable book covers and titles— “National Geographic's Walking Guides,” “The Four Seasons of Travel,” “Where the Locals Go,” and “1812: A Traveler’s Guide to the War that Defined a Continent.”
In 2008 Sealy was named Web Director at Traveler after completing a year-long professional development certification program in Web Design and Production at Portland State University in Oregon. He launched a successful redesign in of the site in 2009 highlighting photographic storytelling, interactive quizzes, user-generated content, and informational graphics. During his three-year tenure traffic to the website increased two-fold. In 2011, he was honored with a Ozzie award for Best Online Consumer Website.
Prior to joining National Geographic, Sealy was an art director at U.S. News & World Report, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and has served as a design consultant for the American Psychological Association, Timex, VH1, and Scholastic. He also designs branding campaigns, creates websites, and provides social media and content marketing strategies for healthcare, interior design and culinary professionals.
He has taught publication design at Kent State University and has given lectures to both students and professional audiences throughout his career. Sealy holds a BFA in communication design from the University of Buffalo. His work has been honored by AIGA, The Society of Publication Designers, and The Society of News Design.