Chad Pinckney celebrates a year as a SLUG issue designer this month, responsible for the visual layout creativity behind such features as Princess Kennedy (pg. 42) and Let’s Ride: an Evening with Bike Party (pg. 24). He’s also the man behind our upcoming June Localized poster—one of his favorite projects as SLUG Staff, he says. We like him ’cause he meets deadlines, churns out quality work and is an all-around cool dude. Chad’s currently pursuing a degree at the U in Graphic Design, and he keeps busy between homework and his SLUG duties doing freelance design gigs for bands and dabbling in music production. You may recognize him as the co-host of Salt The Block, a locally based, weekly podcast that covers everything from music and art to politics (they recently had former Mayor Rocky Anderson on the show, along with hip-hop artist Grieves). Catch Chad’s work every month inside the issue, and make sure you subscribe to STB on iTunes or check ’em out at