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Tonight’s work :’)


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February 3, 2013 at 10:19 pm

the struggle

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As I might or might not have mentioned before, I’m working as the design intern at the Tulsa World through the fall. This week, I got to do one of my first section covers. Here’s the cover from above the fold (and the goofy instagram I made of it):

And here’s the entire page!

Nothing super-revolutionary …. yet. One of my concerns here was getting all four of the kids interviewed on to the page and get their mugs as big as I could, as this would definitely be a cut-out-and-keep page for their families. Let’s see what comes next week.

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August 2, 2012 at 10:41 pm

little by little

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I went out to get soup last night and came back to find I had a new task. We decided going with an evaluative piece (which I cut down from ~70 inches) from the AP on page 3, which readers would see as soon as they opened the paper, rather than blaring the news on the front the day after (though we did run a floorboard tease). For this reason, I chose to go with a quiet, more refined presentation set off from the rest of the page by white space.

Mucho thanks to Josh Barone, who is the best sounding board a girl could ask for.

So far, no one else has run the cuddly iMac photo. Which I think is a shame. It’s my desire to propagate it across the web:

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October 6, 2011 at 11:07 am

rain again

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Last week’s project was to produce an online, downloadable component (or ‘Ebook’) for the Missourian’s localized coverage of 9/11, intended for use on tablets and other. The focus is on readability, and learning how to design for the screen is much different than for print, because singular items/stories/packages on each spread remove the need for visual hierarchy between packages.

Sometimes, the designs feel a little “boring,” but doing anything more would be impractical.

The above is my favorite page from inside. I actually asked the photographer, Katie Currid, to go back into the studio and take some shots mimicking the lens flare used on the portraits she had taken of Missouri Task Force 1 members for a feature or splash page of sorts. MUCH more interesting than a flat, black background and also much more engaging than anything I could have mocked up in Indesign to replicate the effect.

Some more pages from inside:

I’ve heard some good things in response to it so far and am excited for future projects! Next time … I will remember to give myself credit on the table of contents and include our publication info. Until next time!

You can download the Ebook from the Missourian, or click here: Sept11_2011.

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September 12, 2011 at 10:52 pm

new wave

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Tonight I designed two pages on Friday’s final shuttle launch. The fact that we don’t have a Saturday issue means that we’re running the story a day later than virtually every other paper out there, so page 7 also features a retrospective article from the AP. I revisited and updated a Q&A format I used once back in February.

This was also the first time that I’d designed a series of pages appearing together that were not a doubletruck. Good challenge. I was also thinking of and very inspired by the Orlando Sentinel‘s special section on the shuttle program that came out earlier this week. See the whole section on Charles Apple’s blog here.

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July 9, 2011 at 10:42 pm

porcelain, jerome

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CENTERPIECE EVERYTHING. Everything. Sorry I have no more intelligent words this evening.


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June 16, 2011 at 11:31 pm

so long, farewell

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Another day, another page. Here’s a quick, fun centerpiece I did tonight for tomorrow’s Missourian. Proof that even handout art can be fun, too.

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June 14, 2011 at 10:41 pm