Rosemary “Rose” Capanna has more than eighteen years of experience in web design — she’s been designing sites since before the Internet became graphical, hand-coding before the advent of HTML editors (which expedited the process). She has designed and upgraded hundreds of websites and consulted on countless others. Her background in photography accounts for her excellent aesthetic eye while her years as a freelance writer and editor have equipped her with strong compositional skills, resulting in attractive sites that contain effective content and are easy (and fun) to navigate.
One of her sites won the prestigious WebCrawler Select award while another was given a MentalHealth.Net award. Several others have been named World Village’s “Family Site of the Day” in recognition for their useful and family-friendly content. Unlike other awards (which are given to whomever requests them), these are bestowed by editors who surf the web in search of worthy sites.
Rose has also designed several sites for tours sponsored by World Vision, featuring such artists as Todd Agnew, Barlow Girl, 4HIM, Joy Williams, and Among Thorns, and benefiting such projects as Artists United for Africa (In the Name of Love Tour).
Rose has created a myriad of CD/DVD packaging for projects that include such artists as Steve Taylor, Pam Thum, Stephen Marshall, the Gaithers, George Beverly Shea (of Billy Graham Crusade fame), Jamie Owens Collins, and pianist Keith Brown. Notably, she designed the CD art for Kim Hill’s release, Surrender.
Rose has a Bachelor of Science degree in Theology from a major Christian university. She maintained a 3.83 GPA, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She has twenty-five years of freelance photography and journalism experience and spent seven years with the award-winning Expression Christian Newspaper in Pittsburgh as a staff writer, photographer, music editor, interim editor, and webmaster. For many years, Rose also served as photographer for the long running television program Lightmusic. After the departure of the show’s original producer/host she provided creative input and wrote several episodes, including the well-received Rich Mullins tribute specials.
Beginning in 1991, she also appeared occasionally on the daily television series His Place and eventually became a semi-regular in 1994 as the Music Guru, interviewing musical guests — everyone from Margaret Becker to Jennifer Knapp to Larry Norman. Later, she was employed for six years as the scriptwriter for His Place. Both shows were broadcast worldwide and won numerous awards. (Lightmusic: Billboard/Best Video Show three years in a row — Rose is shown with one at left. His Place: Aurora Gold Award, Gabriel Award, The Communicator Award, and Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasting Award of Excellence/Public Affairs Program or Program Series. His Place was also a Family Net Award/Program Series finalist in 2001.)
His Place returned to the air in October 2010. Rose is on staff once again as the program’s script writer. She is also serving as the web designer/consultant for the show. Visit the new His Place website here.
Rose works and resides in her hometown, just south of Pittsburgh, PA.