BY KATIE BANDURSKI
It’s day three of camp and the Intensive Publication Design class is hard at work learning and improving their respective publications.
“Our newspaper has been exactly the same for a long time and so the reason that we’re here is to revamp the layout,” Tim Goblirsch, KEMPA camper, said, “I don’t know inDesign all that well so I’m learning how to do everything.”
In the first session, design students were introduced to key terms and technicalities of the InDesign program, which many schools use to create their page layouts, but after that, they were given the freedom to experiment under the guidance of Patrick Johnson, Camp Director and Intensive Design Class Instructor.
Design students are asked to design a cover, create three page layouts and devise a style guide, all over the course of four days.
“This is my first time using inDesign, and this is the same program that we have at school so it’s really helpful to learn about it before my first year on the editing staff,” Kate Burns, KEMPA camper. Her favorite aspects of the class thus far have been learning the technical terms and grasping the basics of page design, two skill sets she did not have before camp.
“Whenever I’ve been at school I’ve never had time to just play and figure out this program because I have way too much other stuff I need to be doing,” Janae Brown, KEMPA camper said, “That’s the best part of this class.”
Johnson said, “I love teaching design because its the most underrepresented/most underutilized of all the journalistic models, and non verbals are 80 percent of how we communicate which means design should be at the forefront of what we do as journalists.”
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