This story focused on specific McCallum teachers who work second jobs to supplement their teaching income. Although I could have utilized photos of my teacher sources for this page, I wanted the design to apply to the more general topic of overworked teachers — a somewhat universal feeling of public school educators. I was also concerned that incorporating a photo of an “overworked” teacher might cast them in a negative light or infringe on their privacy — which are not hallmarks of ethical journalism. I connected the artwork to the rest of the page through the use of color, to create a unified look throughout the design. Even though the process of creating this page was relatively simple because there are not very many elements on the page, it taught me that a complex design doesn’t necessarily mean a better design. Sometimes, a simple design is eye-catching enough.

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