Saturday, December 22, 2012

Maybe it really is the end of the world

Yesterday, folks, I got to feel like a designer again! That might be a little harsh, but I've been feeling like a template monkey lately. (And that's all I'm going to say about that.) ANYWAY, today's Springfield News-Leader 1A featured a centerpiece dominated by mugshots. With help from my team leader, I drew readers to the story, told a story and created a kick-ass page.

Dec. 22, 2012, Springfield News-Leader 1A

I kind of tried to channel my inner Des Moines Register with the red, black and gray. But why fix what isn't broken for a heard news CP? What I love most about this page is that it was totally up to me how it came together. I rewrote the breakout to make it flow better from the end of the headline. And I listed the mugshots in a clean and orderly way without repeating the name information a million times.

What do you think?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Too much of a good thing?

Hello friends. I hope you are all eating lots of cookies and spending time with people that make you happy! I am doing just that, as well as updating my website with some new (and old) clips. It brought me to an interesting dilemma. How many clips are too many clips on a website? While space is never an issue with my site, I don't want to overload people either. Right now, I have 36 different examples of my design. What do you think? Too much? Too little? Just right? I feel like I'm Goldilocks now...

Screen grab from my website: