As far back as I can remember I had always wanted to be a graphic designer. I was very much into drawing and crafting. The feeling of creating something out of nothing is a pure enjoyment for me. It’s even better when the client I am designing for states “THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED!”
Most of my days are spent in designing editorial work. It’s a deadline driven job and there is a rush of adrenaline that comes along with it. My love for the job comes with the love I have for InDesign. I scrapbook in my spare time and create albums for clients. InDesign is very much like digital scrapbooking.
The above front page design was designed closely with the editor from the Examiner. The story behind the layout was the dog in the centerpiece was the main focal point. He was left abandoned in a garage for months until the humane society came and picked him up and nursed him back to health to be adopted. The story was a follow-up and letting readers know he was available for adoption. His (Chance) story was picked up the TV stations the night before and morning after. He was adopted the next day. This is why I love this job.
The above page was designed for a newer paper. The editor specifically knew what they wanted. They gave me info on how they wanted the page laid out. I designed the centerpiece and we tweaked the page to fit it. I really enjoyed working on this cover page. It was very in-depth about the resident that flew alongside the Enola Gay.
Back in June there was a manhunt for 2 escaped convicts in upper New York. I have worked on several papers with breaking stories in my career and this one was front page for this paper. A tip came in stating that someone had seen the inmates in the area pretty close to where this paper publishes. The editor and I worked very closely to make sure the story was the main item, with a very large headline and images of the police officers searching cars for them.
Each paper may be different, but the approach to them is the same. To check out my other design work, check out my behance portfolio here.