Fresh out of school at UMass Dartmouth, I was soon accepted to a position for The Standard-Times (the ST), working as a features and infographic designer. Previously I'd worked for some affiliated weekly newspapers (Hathaway Publishing), as well as the school paper (The Torch).
The folks at the ST pushed me into finding abilities and traits in myself I had yet to discover. Not long into my time on the daily side, I was honored with a first place award for feature page design. A few more awards followed in the coming years.
Below is a sampling of some of the pages I designed during my time there.
NB: For examples of my work on the ST's weekly entertainment supplement Coastin', go here
AWARD winners
This page design claimed first place at the 2009 NEAPNEA awards in the feature/perspective page category. This feature looked into the plethora of strangely named localities around the United States. In trying to conjure up a good headline for the piece, I discovered a city in Cass County, Missouri called “Peculiar,” which then prompted my creation of the headline graphic.
This feature showcases efforts of UMass Dartmouth scientists to uncover some of the many mysteries surrounding the North American eel. The graphics for this page were given second place at the 2009 NEAPNEA awards in the infographic category. I prepared all of the graphics on the page, as well as the main feature package.
These infographics were created for an in-depth series in The Standard-Times, entitled "Toxic Legacy." This series covered the past, present and future of the so-called Parker Street waste site in New Bedford, MA. My work on these infographics garnered a first place award for infographics from NEAPNEA, and the Toxic Legacy series overall was honored by NENPA with a "Publick Occurrences Award for Outstanding Journalism."
Additional Samples
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