The State Press is a news publication written and produced by students, for students at Arizona State University. I began working for The State Press as a Production Artist in the Fall of 2009. Over the course of my 3.5 years there I was promoted to Design Editor, and then to Student Creative Director for all student media. In November 2011, I lead a full-format re-design of our print publication, along with editor-in-chief Nathan Meacham. The paper moved from a traditional broadsheet format to a tabloid/compact format, and a majority of the paper began to be printed in full color.
"We decided the paper needed a more visually striking design – one that would be more appealing to our readership. The front page will now grab your attention in a way it never has before. The paper will be easier to flip through, read and digest between classes, or on your lunch break," the editorial board wrote in a Nov. 20 editorial. "News hits your cellphone or laptop long before you have the chance to pick up The State Press on campus. That’s why we created a product that speaks more to the college experience – a product that ties traditional print news to new forms of digital media."
Before & After:
Project: News Paper Design, Production
Client: The State Press
Role: Layout Design, Photography, Print Production