The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Kayla Bryer

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Today we're continuing to showcase our 8 top winners from our SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show. Our team of judges had a super-tough job choosing the winning work, so thanks to all of you who entered and congrats on all the great work you're doing!

We'll be featuring a winner a day -- in alphabetical order, they are all equal winners -- until we show all 8, then we'll showcase some runners-up as well, so be sure to keep checking back in with us to see all the awesome work.

Today we're shining the SPD-U Spotlight on Kayla Bryer ... see her winning piece larger and get some details from Kayla after the jump.

SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show :: Work #3*
NAME:  Kayla Bryer
SCHOOL:  Kutztown University
2012-2013 STUDENT STATUS:  junior, graduating in 2014
INSTRUCTOR:  Denise Bosler, Professor

SPD-U: While our judges saw and judged all the entered work without any information about the pieces, we'd now love to hear what type of publication or project this piece was created for.
KAYLA:  This piece came from a small zine I designed for a Graphics class ... it was the first spread of a feature article on different kinds of waffles in Belgium.

SPD-U: What's one of the biggest lessons you learned about editorial design from this project and any others you may have worked on?
KAYLA: Before this class or this project, I knew close to nothing about editorial design. There are some designers that are really great at designing editorial and I never thought of myself to be one of those designers. Admittedly before my first time doing editorial design, it didn't seem all that interesting or exciting to me, but now I've come to admire it. I suppose my biggest lesson is design for your audience and your content. If you don't, don't expect a good outcome.

SPD-U: What are you up to now? Are you currently or do you plan to pursue a career in editorial design of any kind?
KAYLA: I will be a returning student as a senior at Kutztown this fall. Editorial design is not something I ever thought I'd pursue but getting more experience with it and learning more about it might sway me to look into it more someday.

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Congrats to Kayla and all of our winners. Come back tomorrow to see the next winning piece.

*All of our top 8 selected pieces are equal winners. They are being announced in alphabetical order. 
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