Congratulations to the daily designer of the year, is Kate LaRue, a graduate student from Missouri. Her use of color, concepts and strong execution are the kinds of skills designers need to keep newspapers relevant, Gayle said. “That’s the kind of thinking we need for the future is someone with concept.” Gayle said. Kate and non-daily designer of the year Rob Byrd will get travel grants to the SND conference in Las Vegas.
We will post more about the final categories later! And, the other two judge bios are on their way. Thanks to all the entrants and our great judges for a fabulous day!