In the 14 years since forming Aprile Graphics, Radius Art Director Michael Joseph Aprile has split his time between commercial projects and magazine design. He has done work for many of the region’s top lifestyle publications, but as he likes to say, “When you find something you love, you never actually ‘work’ another day in your life.” A Jersey boy through and through (he grew up in neighboring Elizabeth), Michael jumped at the chance to make a difference in Newark. He claims to have eaten at almost every restaurant Radius has covered in its first three issues; the rest go on his bucket list. Learn more at AprileGraphics.com
Andy Clurfeld has reported on critical issues in New Jersey since 1976, covering topics ranging from politics, tax policy and criminal street gangs to agriculture, restaurants, and food & wine trends. She has been honored with numerous national and state awards for her published stories, and was named a finalist in 2010 for the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service for work done while a member of the investigations team of the Asbury Park Press. Andy has written for numerous national magazines, including Gourmet, Saveur and Town & Country, as well as for the web sites of The Atlantic and Condé Nast. A 15-year veteran of the James Beard Restaurant & Chef Awards Committee, she joined the staff of Radius in order to explore the multifaceted communities that make up the city of Newark.
Jeff Dockeray is one of the most highly regarded celebrity chefs in the world of tailgating, with a taste for adventure and a head for business. Dock’s magazine work is part of the Tailgate Media Network, a multi-platform venture launched in 2013.
Jazz saxophonist Chris Farling picked up a camera a few years back and extended his love of creativity and improvisation into a second career as a street photographer. As in jazz, the near-misses, he says, are sometimes more interesting than the most carefully conceived and polished pieces.
A results-driven creative art director with 20 plus years experience in corporate marketing and ad agencies. Also known as “The Graphics Guy” Robert is an award winning designer for his work on numerous websites, outdoor, and print campaigns. He is a seasoned professional who draws on a broad base of experience to develop creative solutions that deliver value and profitability to clients. Learn more about our Webmaster at his site: www.roberthazelrigg.com
Peter Max has been part of the public art scene in Newark for more than a decade. In fact, thanks to his Lady Liberty murals in Terminals B and C, more visitors to Brick City view his work than that of all the city’s artists combined. Max’s installations provide a colorful, patriotic welcome to more than 10,000 travelers a day. In 1999, he painted a Continental 777 to celebrate the millennium—for many years, it was the most recognized plane in the sky.
In the early 1980s, Terry Schaefer left her job as a teacher and went to work for NBC News. She later became a producer on NBC’s Emmy-winning Today Show, working with Matt, Katie, Al and friends for 17 years. Terry has a unique talent for telling the stories of ordinary lives in extraordinary ways. Over the past three decades, she has produced and written feature stories on a wide range of subjects, with a particular passion for education and the arts, social justice, politics and history. A story well told, she believes, can and will improve (and even change) lives.
Robert Steffens the layout and design work he does on Radius represents something of a homecoming, as he graduated from the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts. He often got a lift from his father, who worked on Halsey Street for Ford. Rob later worked in the signage department of Hahne & Company…until his boss kicked him out into the world of print. (Thank you, Sharon!)
Mark Stewart has worked as a managing editor of consumer and business publications for a quarter-century, in addition to his work as a non-fiction author. He has written extensively about sports, history and culture, including a six-book series on New Jersey, and created promotional material for events ranging from the NCAA Basketball Tournament to Woodstock ’94. Mark’s interview subjects include Arthur Ashe, Brian Williams, Chris Christie and Dr. Mehmet Oz, and he has co-authored children’s books with several athletes, including Florence Griffith Joyner, John Elway, Jeff Gordon and Martin Brodeur.
Daryl Stone has shot news, food and fashion for several national and regional publications, including the Asbury Park Press, and has covered the Super Bowl, Stanley Cup Finals and Summer Olympics. A graduate of the Cook College at Rutgers University, Daryl celebrated her 25th year as a photojournalist in 2013.
Steve Urena is a writer and radio personality who excels in the interview format. He has freelanced for several area radio stations and newspapers, including the New Jersey Herald and Daily Record. He also writes regularly for EDGE Magazine.