MiX entertainment weekly was a new section of The Daily Evergreen, my college newspaper that we launched in 2006. I was managing editor when the team launched the project and got to oversee the creation of the section and design of the publication. Later I really got to get my hands dirty as the section editor my last semester of school. These are some of my favorite pages from the project.
I first fell in love with publication design at my college newspaper, The Daily Evergreen. I worked there from 2003-2007 spending most the time between classes and many a late night at the office in the basement of the Murrow building at Washington State University editing stories and designing pages on deadline. Newseum.com was my homepage and we are a passionate team of college students working on series and alternative story telling. I was lucky enough to be asked to redesign the newspaper during my time. I sat in several different chairs of the office and wore hats from reporter to copy editor to two-time managing editor and spent a summer as editor-in-chief. Above is one of my favorite front pages and below is two in a three-part series that won first and third places from the Society of Professional Journalist student awards in design in 2005.
As a publication designer, I have long believed that good content makes good design and Sports Weekend publications for The Daily Evergreen in college was no exception. Above is one of my favorite covers for the special section distributed during home football game weekends at Washington State University.
Right out of college I was the front page designer at the Idaho Statesman where I was honored to working with a very talented crew of reporters, photographers, editors and designers. The forward thinking, alternative storytelling and maestro news team meetings taught me so much about teamwork, collaborative design, info graphics and the future of news design. I was lucky to be there during a very exciting time when the news team was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for it’s coverage of Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho. My cover designs from this time won first place in news design from the Idaho Press Club.