Last week, two Junior students (Rhiannon and Samantha) had the pleasure of attending the Jostens’ Spring Yearbook Convention. At the convention we learned the importance of how the layout of the book can change the whole feeling for the viewer. There was a wonderful speaker who works directly with magazine companies to help create the best layout for the content. He showed us the importance of negative space, color, text, layering, etc when creating a layout. There was also another speaker to teach us some tips and tricks for taking better photos.
We then got to speak with a cover artist to discuss our ideas for next years book. As we told him our thoughts he sketched out his interpretation. It was very interesting to watch him work and create an amazing cover right before our eyes. From here we went out into the zoo to try out our photography skills and apply the ideas that the speakers presented us.
It was a wonderful trip and we are excited to unveil the theme and cover for next years book around homecoming time!