Martina Ibáñez-Baldor 
Deputy Design Director, Los Angeles Times

Martina Ibáñez-Baldor is design director for Latino Initiatives at the Los Angeles Times. In this role she is oversees all things visual storytelling for De Los, a new section exploring Latino culture and identity. She is also the lead of creator content, heading a team of social video focused journalists.

Since joining the Times in 2015, she has worked across sections. She was the art director for the Food section from 2019-2021. She 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 American and raised in Milwaukee, WI.




Online News Association - Womens Leadership Accelerator 2022

The Emerging Leaders Institute for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 2021


My father, former political prisoner, recalls the Chilean coup 50 years later — finally


Mitu: ‘Stories About Latinos Are Best Told By Latinos,’ Design Director Martina Ibáñez-Baldor on The LA Times’ New Section Honoring Latinidad

Print Magazine:  Martina Ibañez-Baldor of the LA Times Helps Launch New Latinidad Platform, De Los

Editor & Publisher: Los Angeles Times invests in De Los

Latina Leadership Podcast: Martina Ibáñez-Baldor - Leading the Next Generation of Latinas in Journalism

Poynter:  L.A. Times launches De Los ‘to explore all things Latinidad’

Axios:  LA Times reaches nearly 550K digital subs as it launches new brand

AIGA: During a Year Inside, Illustrations Offered a Window to the World

Poynter: The LAT built space for communities to remember

Las Fotos Project: Career Week InFocus with Martina Ibáñez-Baldor, Art Director


Las Fotos Project: Advisory Board Member 
Society of News Design: Board Member 


Society for News Design - Digital 2022
Reader Interaction: Día de Muertos digital altar
Award of Excellence

Society for News Design - Print 2022
Story Design: Sports
Award of Excellence

Society for News Design - Print 2022
Magazine Design
Award of Excellence

Society for News Design - Print 2021
Portfolio: Social Media
Award of Excellence

Society for Features Journalism 2021
Features series or project, first place:
“The Chicano Moratorium: 50 Years Later”

Society for Features Journalism 2021
Best special section, first place:
“101 Restaurants, Dishes, People and Ideas 2020”

Society for News Design - Print 2020
Individual Portfolio:
Award of Excellence

Society for News Design - Print
2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
Awards of Excellence