Community Newspapers

These pages from my first job are special to me, as I wrote every word on them, as well as designing and laying them out.

Community newspapers are a great place to cut your teeth as a designer and a journalist.

These publications are funded through advertising just like any other, except the ads are sold in blocks, often irregular sizes, and sit together on the pages in a cacophony of colour. Getting a printed product to look slick, fresh and modern is an art form, and to this day when I open a paper and see a gorgeous layout, I whisper a ‘well done’!

The below are pulled from my first portfolio, circa 2007/8

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