How to make it work as a full-time freelance designer

Around a year ago, Bethany Bickley decided to take a leap and become a full-time freelance designer. Bethany, who studied informational graphics and publication design at Ohio University, has worked in the past at The Virginian-Pilot and Pacific Business News. But when her and her husband made the move to Savannah, Georgia, in August 2018, […]

Q&A with Russel Herneman, Art Director of The Sunday Times

Earlier this year, The Sunday Times, a weekly British national newspaper, was named one of SND’s World’s Best-Designed™ Newspapers. The paper’s design team, known for their bold typography and innovative illustrations, is led by art director Russel Herneman. We sat down with Russel, who has served as art director for the past five years, to […]

SND41: Enter today

It’s that time again.  Time to enter the annual SND Best of News Design Creative Competition.  You all know what that means. Sifting through stacks and stacks of tear sheets. Slicing, taping, filling out forms. Checking and re-checking rules and categories. Agonizing, analyzing, questioning. Gaining confidence, losing nerve, puffing with pride and deflating with doubt. […]

How we covered the deadliest mass shooting in US history

President Obama and authorities are calling the event an act of terrorism. A gunman opened fire in an Orlando nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning, killing 49 people. As journalists, we rushed to respond to the breaking news in print and online. Many of Monday’s presentations aimed to reflect the enormity of the shooting and the immediate response, while […]