Print newspaper design
Detroit Free Press | 2013-Present
Fayetteville Observer | 2010-2013
For me, news design began as a necessity and turned into a passion. While pursuing my undergraduate degree at Methodist University, I started writing for the bi-weekly student newspaper. With a small volunteer staff, we always needed help producing the paper, so I began offering design help. This ignited my passion for visual storytelling. I was later promoted to Editor-in-Chief, when I redesigned the paper and led all aspects of production. This experience led to professional design positions at daily newspapers, where I learned design principles and refined my artistic aesthetic. In these positions, I have grown as a designer, taking on roles in various print products, as well as special publications and digital responsibilities. These efforts have opened up opportunities to work on interesting visuals projects and have earned me several awards.
In the case of the Business page (above), the lead article was taken to 1A, moving the centerpiece article up to the top of the page. A second Super Bowl article was added as the centerpiece, allowing me to package it with the advertising article below it.
In the case of the Metro page (below), there were two line-up changes through the night. Between rough sketch and detailed sketch, a photo centerpiece was added to the page. And later, another article was added to articles inside the section.