Layout designers are responsible for the reader’s first impression of the paper and the overall aesthetic identity that The Daily Californian presents.
Layout designers are tasked with representing editorial content accurately and in a visually appealing way. All designers learn a specific set of Daily Cal style rules, or layout conventions — emphasizing consistency of visual approach and readability. Designers also get the chance to showcase their creativity through creating engaging and innovative spreads.
Designers work with both text and visual elements, making layout design a great way to meet and interact with the entire office — from photographers and reporters to editors and illustrators. Great designers are excellent communicators, flexible in their designs, hardworking, creative and open to the paper’s learning-oriented atmosphere. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign is a requirement, and any knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator or web design is a plus.