Chris Rukan Art Director Outlook, The Washington Post What is the most important step in your design process? The planning. The better the planning and communication (because they go together really) beforehand, the better the final product, always. Who are the key players in your newsroom who you collaborate with to make a project successful? […]
Tim Parks Creative Director Omaha-World Herald What is your current job title, and how long have you held it? Creative director, two weeks. Before that, I was deputy presentation and planning editor for six-and-a-half years. What do you love about working in print design? The challenge of telling a story so well visually that a […]
Brandon Ferrill Designer Minneapolis Star Tribune What is your current job title, and how long have you been in that role? I’ve been a designer for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis for the past two years. What do you love about designing for print? I love being part of a process that tries to help […]
Lise Mogensen Junior Graphic Designer Politiken What is your current job title, and how long have you been in that role? I work as a Junior Graphic Designer, which at Politiken means that I’m still enrolled as a student. I have worked here full time as an apprentice for about three years, finishing my final […]
Wayne Kamidoi Art Director for enterprise and project The New York Times What is your current job title and how long have you held it? Art director for enterprise and projects since November 2015, when The Times started its in-house print hub. Previously, I was an art director in The Times’ sports department for one […]
Adam Vieyra Senior Graphic Designer, communications Formerly: San Diego Union-Tribune What was your job title at the U-T, and how long were you in that role? I was a Page Designer at the San Diego Union-Tribune for three years. What is your job now? I’m a “Senior Graphic Designer” at a communications firm now. In that […]
Chelsea Kleven Senior Designer The Villages Daily Sun What is your title, and how long have you been in that role? I’m a Senior Designer. I’ve been in that role for a little over a year, and have been with the Daily Sun for almost 4 years. What do you love about designing for print? […]
Tim Ball Creative Director POLITICO What is your current job title, and how long have you held it? I’m Creative Director for Politico in Europe, based in Brussels, Belgium. I started here on October 1, 2015. (For scale: Politico’s European edition started in April 2015.) What is the biggest difference you have noticed designing for […]
Kelli Sullivan Deputy Design Director for News & Projects Los Angeles Times What is your current job title, and how long have you been in that role? Deputy Design Director for News and projects. I have been in this position here at the Times since 2005, 11+ years. Before that, I was Deputy Design Director in our […]
Next week, a bevy of visual journalists will come to St. Petersburg, Fla. to help with the Society for News Design’s annual creative competition. Some will judge the competition, but many students and professionals will help as “facilitators.” It’s a tough job, but one that comes with incredible learning opportunities and gives everyone involved a […]
This morning, the temperature in sunny Syracuse was reported as low as -21 degrees Fahrenheit. Luckily for #SND37, we were inside all day. It being Valentines Day, judges and facilitators received a small token of our admiration, along with temporary pizza tattoos. The visuals team finished up graphics and are almost done with illustration. In […]
Today at Drumlins, the judging facility, all the judging teams worked very hard to get through a great many entries. We saw excellent work and many very deserving winners. Becky Markovitz was bringing you atmosphere from Syracuse and photos of some winners all day on Instagram. Everyone is very tired (including the person writing this post). […]
It was an eventful day at judging in Syracuse today. The good news is that the snow has stopped. The bad news is that means it’s about to get colder. I spent the day floating between an excellent student session and the hard-working long form team, taking a few Polaroids for my scrap book. The […]
Hello from snowy Syracuse! Wish you were here. The SND37 Creative Competition is just starting to get rolling. Judges are trickling into the hotel, snow is (of course) falling, temperatures are dropping and it’s looking like perfect weather to stay inside for the weekend. We’re hoping the snow won’t be too deep that we can’t […]
On Friday, a bevy of visual journalists will come to Syracuse University to help with the Society for News Design’s annual creative competition. Some will judge the competition, but many students and professionals will help as “facilitators.” It’s a tough job, but one that comes with incredible learning opportunities and gives everyone involved a wealth of inspiration. Last year we asked judging veteran Andrea Zagata to write this guide for first-time facilitators. She’s coming back, and so is this post, because it’s full of common-sense tips on what to pack — and what to expect — if you are also coming to SND34. Even if you aren’t coming, she gives great insight into the type of things that go on over this weekend.
Also, check snd.org all weekend and Monday for live coverage of both the Best of News Design and the World’s Best Newspaper competitions. For the first time, both competitions will be judged simultaneously.