Ayo Johnson, Editor and Publisher
Ayo Johnson is a veteran journalist based in Bermuda and West Africa. A Sierra Leonean and Bermudian with 20 years combined experience in communications, journalism and media production, Ayo has won two Ridgeway Awards for Journalistic Excellence and in 2012 was named Journalist of the Year by the Bermudian magazine Best of Bermuda Award scheme. Human rights advocacy is Ayo’s other passion. He has served on the board of Amnesty International Bermuda and managed a number of human rights campaigns.Ayo is a member of the National Union of Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists, the International Press Institute and the Media Council of Bermuda.
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Glenn Jones, Guest Editor
Craig Simmons, Associate Editor
Benedict Greening, Associate Editor
Najib Chentouf, Associate Editor
Yesha Townsend, Journalist-in-training
Thoshlae Smith, Journalist-in-training
The former Head Girl of Cedarbridge Academy was named the 2011 recipient of the Joseph Johnson Scholarship before heading off to university. Thoshlae is a member of the Vernon Temple AME church and her hobbies include reading, writing, yoga and Tae Kwon Do.
Makeem “Haz” Bartley, Illustrator
Passionate about design since high school, Makeem is no stranger to busting his brain; thinking of new ways to convey his (or anyone’s) vision into visual form in either Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign. He is known for his sharp simplicity, obsession with symmetry, a “cartoony” personality and a sincere smile to match.A minimalist at heart, Makeem understands the power of “less” and loves that the design world is evolving way from being “unnecessarily complicated”. He finds himself zoning in on logo/icon design, packaging and vectoring/illustration, but dares to push out of any box.
He does plenty of freelance work wherever and wherever available, and is 1/4th of the infamous BERMEMES (Bermuda Memes) team, constantly developing on an endless pool of ideas. Overall, he craves to be able to design his world around him on a daily basis, with or without a computer at hand.
Glen Tucker, Photographer
With over twenty years of photography under his belt, Glenn Tucker has served as Senior Photographer for Bermuda’s daily newspaper, The Royal Gazette and shot on location in Cuba, United States, Canada, and England.His work has appeared in magazines such as the RG, Bottom Line, Architectural Digest, and Cliché Magazine. He has won two Ridgeway awards (2004 and 2005) for photojournalism in Bermuda and has been commended by the Government of Bermuda.
He now serves as Chief Photographer for Manada International.
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