3 Questions: Elizabeth Burr

elizabeth3Elizabeth Burr is senior art director at the San Francisco Chronicle and is a features judge for the 35th Best of News Design™ competition. To get to know her better, we posed three questions:

What has impressed you as a judge?
Every year when I see the book, I am really amazed, but being here as a judge, the dedication and workmanship of the pages really comes out.

Do you notice any trends?
The European papers use a wide gutter for the pull quote, mug or factoid. I see that in more papers now. People are using the negative space really well.

What inspires you, or could be called your passion, in your personal time? 
My family time. Seeing my daughter (age 8) say ‘I want to design a magazine.’

About Lee Steele

is design editor of the Hearst Connecticut Newspapers and 2015 president of the Society for News Design.

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