Monday, July 9, 2007
Food page design … a current passion
This post is dedicated to sharing a little of what I do on a daily basis.
With 15 years spent as a photo editor for our local newspaper, the bulk of my duties included photo editing the food section and working closely with the page designer and the food editor to come up with concepts and shape the visual language of the section.
Several months ago I had an opportunity to leave the photo department and move to the design desk.
After 17 years in photo, a change sounded great! I dove in to learning a completely new way of getting the vision in my head into the computer and eventually onto the pages of our newspaper. Funny how life works... Originally I accepted the design job with the caveat that I would see myself not only returning to the food section but also on a case by case basis be given the opportunity to photograph or illustrate concepts I came up with. Personally not thinking myself quite ready, two months ago I came full circle when I was given the Food Section to design and art direct.
So far, I'm having fun again and finding that page design suits me well. These pages are some of my favorites. I'll probably post more from time to time.
It's strange how a simple shift in focus can rejuvenate. For the first time in years I'm feeling filled with creativity at work again. The icing of course is the privilege of being able to combine two of my passions: food (discussion / taste testing) AND design. Blessed. I am truly Blessed.
Happy Monday and well wishes for a great week!