The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Sarah Peng

The SPD-U Spotlight Shines on Sarah Peng
This week we're continuing to showcase our 8 top winners from our SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show. 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 Sarah Peng ... see his winning piece larger and get some details from Sarah after the jump.

SPD-U Spotlight Online Gallery Show :: Work #7*
NAME:  Sarah Peng
SCHOOL:  Syracuse University
2012-2013 STUDENT STATUS:  recent grad (2013)
INSTRUCTOR:  Paul Leibowitz, Communications Design Adjunct 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.
SARAH:  This event publication was part of a project I did called "Building Builders for Tomorrow", completed in my Communications Design course. The project celebrates LEGO's 80th anniversary and its successes of fueling children's creative endeavors.

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?
SARAH: One of my earliest lessons about editorial design was learning to use the grid. The biggest lesson was learning to break it -- that's when I started having fun. Editorial design taught me what I know today about layouts, type and art direction. For this particular publication, I experimented a lot with the dynamic usage of typography, graphic illustrations, and layering fields of color to convey the energy and magnitude of LEGO's celebration.

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?
SARAH: I will be joining the SapientNitro team in Boston as a Junior Designer. As excited as I am to be entering a digital agency, I still am passionate about editorial design and hope there will be opportunities in the future for me to do more of it. This is a revolutionizing time for editorial, and I am anticipating the directions it will head in as design takes on new media.

Find more of Sarah's work at:

Congrats to Sarah and all of our winners. Come back tomorrow to see the final winning piece.

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