Above is my senior seminar project, designed using Adobe Indesign CS6. The assignment was to create an 8-page publication under a list of guidelines that followed a chosen thesis/topic. I decided to show not just how journalism is changing from print to multimedia, but how Millennials studying and entering the field can help make the transition a success. We live and breathe multimedia as those born into the internet age. The idea came to me after I spent the summer prior at MSCNE13 (Management Seminar for College News Editors, 2013) in Athens, Ga. I designed the entire project from scratch, curating photos, sources/quotes. I interviewed each source, wrote each piece. Designed the entire project, did all of the graphics editing and copy-editing. The final piece was submitted to my adviser, Dr. Patricia Miller, and my seminar professor/adviser, Dr. Donna Sewell.
Below is a design internship I held during the summer of 2012, designing from scratch VSU’s undergraduate research journal Omnino using Adobe Indesign CS6. The pieces were given to me after peer-reviewed by the university organization, and I created the book that was eventually printed and given out to the campus/contributors.
Below are two examples of broadsheet I designed during my time as Managing Editor & Editor-in-Chief for Valdosta State University’s independent student newspaper, The Spectator all designed using QuarkXpress 9. (You can find more issues linked at the bottom.)
Other issues of The Spectator of which I designed the front page and lead the rest of the staff to do: