Have You Opened Your Kit?

Hey there, it’s the end of September. . . have you or your adviser opened your kit? If you haven’t already done so, you might want to take a look at a couple of things: 1. The GoDesign Layout Booklet: Herff Jones has reorganized Go!Design graphics and templates. Plus, we’ve updated the templates to include.. read more →

Design Your Index

Hhere are a few tips for designing your index: 1. As you are editing your index entries, remember that all proper nouns should be included. That’s all clubs, sports teams, class name, everything . . . even Harry Potter and Nikki Minaj. 2. Before you begin flowing index entries onto the pages, check your ladder… read more →

Coverage in Your Index

Now’s the time to brainstorm and to collect coverage for your index. From Thomas Jefferson HSST 2012:? This index spread is a typical example of what yearbook staffs do. Where the index letters — ie A or B — appear, there’s a candid photo and a quote from a student who hasn’t been covered yet… read more →

What story do you want to tell?

Yesterday, Kara visited four high schools in a row. (Whew) At each school, Kara reviewed content pages that the staff planned to submit on an upcoming deadline. With every group of editors, Kara asked the same two questions: 1) What story (or stories) do you want to tell? To that end, are you telling interesting.. read more →

Folios are your friends.

Back in the day (as you teenagers like to say), the folio was always the same. On the left-hand page, it listed the section. On the right-hand page, it listed the spread topic. While folios are often section and spread topic, they are not limited to that. Folios are?now a place to include more coverage.. read more →

Quick Review for Theme/Concept

As promised, here is a PDF version of the beginning of the Theme/Concept lecture Kara presented at YearbookNV. This PDF can serve as a checklist for the theme/concept elements you must include on your cover, spine, endsheet and title page. Why take notes when you can find the same information on the internet, right? 🙂.. read more →

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