Got to work on World Cup coverage over the course of a couple weeks. Now that the U.S. is done, I suppose so is my World Cup designing. Sad day.
Designer for Gannett Design Studio in Des Moines. Past Editor in Chief of the Iowa State Daily, formerly a sports editor and reporter. Golfer. Baseball lover. Wonderfully wordsy.
The definition of dedication to blowing bubbles.
Alex gonna Alex.
Excuse me while I DIE OF LAUGHTER
Well. All right, then.
This is the greatest thing on this darn website
I can’t even believe that this exists.
This might, legitimately, be the best thing on the internet.
"When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that."
Anthony Mackie and Tavis Smiley talking about black people and movies. Really, really good. This guy is swiftly becoming a favorite.
Interesting interview. Not as fun as Jimmy Fallon but nice to hear him speaking passionately about people of color in Hollywood. You really can’t rely on someone else to tell your story for you.
Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre are so happy baseball is back, they couldn’t help but dance.
I’ve been busy this week.
Last week, I started planning these pages, previewing the men’s hoops season for the Big Ten and Big East, two conferences with teams covered by the Green Bay Press-Gazette. When I told my boss about it, though, he enlisted me to do a page for each of the seven major conferences.
The pages all use a USA Today Sports feature at the top (nearly all of which were 40-plus inches long and in serious need of trimming to fit on the page), then USATS’s projections for conference rankings, players of the year, preseason all-conference teams and five games to watch. The “by the numbers” portion is my only contribution to the content of each page.
These were pretty mammoth projects to turn around so tightly, and, as always, I wish I’d had more time to polish the finish products, but they were fun to put together.