An illustration for a story about how drug shortages were affecting area patients. Made in Illustrator and InDesign. This project, once it came time to send it to press, provided a good lesson in why it’s not always a good idea to use the largest image size possible. :)
For this front page story about what happens to money and items seized in drug raids, the assigning editor came to me and explained that there was this mediocre art and they’d like to make a centerpiece out of it. She and I talked about a design for it, and I edited the photos and put the design together.
That’s one of my favorite experiences as a designer — being told “We have no good art. Can you make a beautiful newspaper out of it?” I love those creative challenges.
This was a centerpiece where there was lots of art, but none of it very compelling. I went with a mosaic pattern with the central focus on the road, as the story was about how this road has become an economic focal point for the region.
This cover was fun. :) Stock pic of pot leaf and stock pic of mailbox made a eye-catching graphic. Also an excellent example of the N&M’s desire to have many items on the front page. It was often a challenge not to have everything look squeezed.
An illustration for a project on concussions in prep sports. This involved working with others — something that can be tough when you have a vision of how you want the final product to look … and others have different plans. Having the brain photo on the head was not my idea, but I think it turned out well.