Cynthia Dickison is a features designer. She is a St. Paul native and graduate of the University of Minnesota. She has worked at the Star Tribune since 1978, starting on the copy desk. Dickison has worked in every department — news, sports, features, even a short stint on the business cover.
Dickison lives in south Minneapolis with her husband, former Star Tribune theater critic Graydon Royce. They have four children and seven grandchildren. Dickison has a small side business designing and sewing children's clothes, which she sells at local craft shows. Her other hobbies include reading, singing, movies, biking and hiking.