Staff Members


Adrienne Palmer, Editor-in-Chief


Adrienne Palmer joined Big Picture magazine in 2012 after graduating from Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism with a BA in magazine journalism. During her time with Big Picture, she has held the roles of assistant editor, associate editor, and managing editor, and is now serving as editor-in-chief. If she isn’t traveling, she’s planning her next trip.

Anya Rao, Associate Editor


Anya Rao joined Big Picture in January 2018 as associate editor. A graduate of Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism, Rao previously worked for Big Picture’s sister publication, Signs of the Times, from 2002-2006. She also has experience as a freelance journalist covering health and education – two topics that still pique her interest.

Anya Rao

Kelsey Johnson, Assistant Editor


Kelsey Johnson joined the Big Picture and Screen Printing teams as assistant editor in January 2017 after graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University. She is based out of Cincinnati and spends her free time exploring local coffee shops and driving all over the Midwest attending concerts.

Kathleen DeZarn, Art Director

Kathleen DeZarn joined the Big Picture team as art director in August 2013. She previously held the role of art director for the B2B magazine American Agent and Broker and consumer magazines Writer’s Digest and Family Tree Magazine. She has a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from AIC College of Design and is a lifelong resident of northern Kentucky. She loves to read, take road trips, and sample "mom and pop" restaurants along the way.

Kathy DeZarn