About Us

The Bold Italic is an online magazine, shop, and events hub in San Francisco. We celebrate the free-wheeling spirit of the city.

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We are a chorus of voices. The Bold Italic publishes first person stories by locals on issues and topics that are on the brains and lips of San Franciscans. We are not a news site, we’re a hub for conversations to be heard and discussed. Some of the pieces we publish will make you laugh. Some will have you nodding your head in agreement. And others will completely piss you off. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of The Bold Italic, but they are the true opinions, experiences, and thoughts of writers from the diverse community we live amongst. Whatever feelings our stories incite, we hope our continuing conversation will get you thinking, talking, and inspire you to share your opinions with us on living in San Francisco. If you’ve got a compelling story or perspective to share, we want to hear it. Scroll to the bottom of this page to find out how to contribute your story.

We support businesses. The merchants, food carts, coffee shops, galleries, bars, and bookstores we patronize everyday are an undeniable part of how we understand and define our lives, personal spaces, and communities. It’s our mission to commemorate the greatness, beauty, innovation, and heart involved in doing business.

We inspire you to live life out in the city. There are amazing things happening around you. The content,events, and products we offer are designed to invite you to get off the computer and take part in the experiences right outside your door.

We help localize brands. Through our storytelling and bespoke experiences, we create authentic connections that bring brands to life at a personal level.

We know design matters. We understand that beautiful design uplifts. We enhance, provide valuable context, and extend the reach of our content with original illustration, photography, and thoughtful graphic design.

The Bold Italic is owned by Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

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32 Page Street • San Francisco • CA 94102

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Meet the team

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Executive Producer
Laura Ramos
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Content Director
Sarah Han
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Editor-in-Chief
Jennifer Maerz
Chris
Marketing
Christopher Appelgren
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Shop Manager & Office Coordinator
Taylor Reid
Lauryn
Business Development
Lauryn McCarthy
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Director of Events
Ellen Black
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Content Coordinator
Wendy Steiner
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Designer
Isla Bell Murray
Jessica
Visual Producer
Jessica Saia
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Design Director
Melissa Small
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Development Director
Max Kirchoff
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