print design, illustration, editorial design
The Oakland Post

This collection is a selection of cover art created for The Oakland Post at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. During my time with the student newspaper, we completed two redesigns of the print publication and one of the website.

As design editor, I was responsible for creating and maintaining the visual identity of the newspaper and helping plan feature pages and special sections with editors, reporters and photographers. Being a weekly publication, I created cover concepts based on the chosen week's theme or cover story and also designed page layouts for single page and multi-page news and features articles.

While at The Oakland Post, I was selected as Student Designer of the Year by the Society for News Design. The newspaper was also won 2nd place for best college newspaper redesign.

Center feature on local Michigan microbreweries.
Center feature on local Michigan microbreweries (detail).
8-page special section city guide covering Rochester and Auburn Hills, Michigan.
8-page special section city guide covering Rochester and Auburn Hills, Michigan.
8-page special section city guide covering Rochester and Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Royal Oak city guide of dining and shopping locations for Oakland University students.
Center feature on Oakland University's international athletes.
Center feature on Oakland University's international athletes (detail).
Variety of designs for a template library for The Oakland Post.
Cover illustration for Oakland University's welcome week events.
Cover illustration for an article about School of Nursing enrollment.
Cover concept and photography for an article about free food at Oakland University.