In addition to serving as the Communications Department’s Director, with department-wide planning and management responsibilities, Holden serves as WestEd’s Design Director. In this role, Holden is responsible for creating and managing the overall look and feel of WestEd’s print and Web-based products. As such, he also ensures that WestEd products meet and are consistent with the agency’s high quality standards.
During his time as Design Director, WestEd products has been recognized with numerous national awards. His design work has received over 10 awards from the Association of Educational Publishers, including best website, 2004 and 2005) and best Annual Report (2004 and 2005).
Holden has also received 14 awards from the League of American Communications Professionals, including Gold and Silver Awards (2005) for the 2004 Annual Report, Gold and Bronze Awards (2004) for WestEd.org, and Gold and Platinum Awards (2004) for WestEd’s Product and Services Catalog.
Holden received a BS in producing for the electronic media from Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.