Although I enjoy each aspect journalism has to offer, designing has been my main passion lately. I have watched my former editors-in-chief and close friends Conner Davis and Tyler Merchant struggle and excel with designing, learning from their work in the 2016-2017 school year. I found out this past summer that I would need to step up in the 2017-2018 school year to design the yearbook. Although designing the yearbook is a full-time job, I enjoy designing mods, pages and spreads for the newsmagazine MVM publishes too.
In these design pages, you can find the trial-and-error process I had with our 2018 Aerie yearbook, my progression throughout the years of helping design our school's newsmagazine, the Eagle Eye, and various design projects from my first attempts at design, to the fun projects I've worked on.
Designing for the newsmagazine gives each person the capability to create. It typically depends on who writes which story, but on our staff we sometimes assign pages and design for specific content such as quick reads and features and sometimes leave it up to the author. I started designing for the newsmagazine my junior year, mainly doing small tasks, eventually working my way up to designing every page.