When I got to work designing my story about the new yearbook adviser Frank Webster, I knew I had the chance to do something creative. I wanted to take advantage of how recognizable yearbooks are and design the page around that concept. For the dominant image, I wanted to model a traditional “mugshot” page from a yearbook, so I used school portraits of the sources interviewed in the story and former teachers that Mr. Webster mentioned in his interview as having influenced him. I also utilized contrast by choosing black and white photos to callback to the feel of “old” yearbooks. I even made the pull quote hand-written to give it the feel of a yearbook autograph page entry. This page challenged me to integrate design and photo editing tools to visually represent a story and create a better overall look and feel.

Recognitions: Fifth place – newspaper/newsmagazine design, NSPA Best of Show (2022)

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