Print is my game, and the year I spent at the Campbell University Pine Burr Yearbook as the Head Designer from 2014-2015 was an amazing experience full of InDesign spreads, sketches, and last minute creative problem solving.
One of my biggest challenges was the table of contents, which I wanted to tie in with the theme of the book and make a normally boring and skipped over page stand out a bit. As Head Designer, I was also responsible for creating the theme for the book and the color and typographical palettes, so I decided to make the colors pop in the TOC.
2015 was an important year for the university. Along with a lot of changes, president Dr. Jerry Wallace stepped down, and spoke his last commencement speech in May 2015 (which was my graduation ceremony, coincidentally!). The yearbook, therefore, was dedicated to him, and the first spread we focused on his story and massive impact on Campbell University.
And, of course, we had some fun. The typography that I chose for the book was uniform throughout, with the Ubuntu font family for body copy/captions, and a sans serif Art Deco style font for the headings. With a few spreads, we got creative and added typography that matched the style of the page–such as our zombies event spread.
1 year, 350+ pages, thousands of photographs. I loved the challenge of putting together a print book, and it cemented my passion for layout design. The final result is a hardcover, 11 x 14 bound book full-color book with a laser cut cover.