Meet Mizzou’s Theresa Berens: SND’s student designer of the year

University of Missouri’s Theresa Berens was named Student Designer of the year at 2012 College News Design Contest last month in Columbia, Mo. Theresa is a graduate student studying editorial design. She graduates this month and is looking for a full-time gig in the fall.

The judges observed that her work always goes above and beyond. “She knows when to introduce surprises and fun and explanatory elements. She knows how to take an idea and carry it through an entire section. Her work was the best work we saw in a number of categories.”

Theresa was kind enough to talk with SND about her future plans, what inspires her, the best design advice she’s received and more after the jump.

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