Hey there! Thanks for sticking around — to reward you, I have many many updates.
First of all, I’ve been embedded in the Features section for these past two weeks, which includes the Home, Garden, Autos, Health, Pharmacy, and many more sections. It’s been crazy getting my designs published by the Chicago Tribune. I couldn’t ask for more.
I’ve also recently taken on the responsibility of designing the Weather page, on the days that I’m working. I’ve designed the Weather page three times (after today) and even though it’s hard to really mess it up, it still always feels like a big undertaking! The Weather page is consistently one of the most popular pages of the newspaper.
I’ve met three amazing coworkers here in the Features section, and they’ve taken me under their wings, helping me grow as a journalist and a designer in general. It’s actually a really cool thing to be mentored by real Chicago Tribune designers — and I’m going to be meeting more and more as I move throughout the sections!
So yesterday, the Chicago Tribune interns all had their first social day! We were led by Kevin Pang, one of the restaurant reviewers for the Tribune, who interned in 2003. It was really fun day, even though being around so many people all day pretty much took it out of me by the end.
Here’s a little bit of photo documentation of yesterday: