The Miami Hurricane

For over two years I worked for the Miami Hurricane.  Without a doubt, it was one of my greatest college experiences.

November 15-18 cover of The Miami Hurricane

November 15-18 cover of The Miami Hurricane

The first cover I ever designed for The Miami Hurricane was also one of my first awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in Computer Generated Illustration (First Place).  That year I received four Columbia Scholastic Press awards, for Feature Page Design (Second Place), Overall Design (Second Place), and Photo Illustration (Second Place).

During my two years at The Miami Hurricane, I witnessed many changes, and implemented many more myself.  After being named Art Director in 2008, I started changing the design, and focus of the paper.  By implementing more infographics, charts, and other visuals, the Hurricane became a much more newsworthy paper, and therefore became more important to the student body.  In my last few months as Art Director, I did a complete redesign of the paper to make it look more current.  The paper is still award-winning today.

Hurricane Recommendation

Shayna Blumenthal Art Director Recommendation

Coral Gables, FL, August 2007 – September 2009
Art Director/Visuals Editor, August 2008 – September 2009: Implemented midyear redesign, focusing on visuals, which increased reader responsiveness and campus/community involvement. Contributed in redesign of website which led to national collegiate recognition.
Assistant Webmaster, November 2008 – September 2009: Spearheaded efforts to upload digital edition of newspaper to website using Issuu and WordPress blogsite.


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