Martina Ibanez-Baldor. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

Martina Ibáñez-Baldor

Deputy Design Director

Martina Ibáñez-Baldor is a design director for Latino Initiatives at the Los Angeles Times. In this role, she is focused on creating a new vertical that will explore Latino culture and identity. She also serves as the art director for @latimesplants and the Latinx Files newsletter.

Since joining The Times in 2015, she has worked across sections including A1, California, Business, Op-Ed and features. She was the art director for the Food section from 2019-21 and has worked on special projects such as the Chicano Moratorium 50 years later and the Día de Muertos digital altar.

Before joining The Times, Ibáñez-Baldor worked for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and Milwaukee Magazine. She has a degree in journalism and Spanish from Marquette University. She was born in Toronto to immigrants from South America and raised in Milwaukee.