Any opinion I have of my own work is likely biased.
But several unbiased third parties have also said I’m pretty good at what I do. These are some designs I’ve gotten awards for.
2015: NENPA’s Better Newspaper Competition
I took home a first place in the Front Page category, plus a couple of others, as mentioned in this Herald News article.
- Front Page: First Place
- Infographics: Second and Third Place
- Niche Publication: Third Place
2013: MacGregor Fiske Award
I won the inaugural year of the competition, which is open to journalists throughout New England with less than five years’ experience. Unlike the NENPA contests, in this I was up against competitors from all aspects of journalism — not just design. Entrants are judged by three examples of published work, a written essay and supervisor’s nomination.
2013: NENPA’s Better Newspaper Competition
- Living Page or Section: Second Place (Taunton Daily Gazette)
- Overall Design and Presentation: Second Place (The Herald News)
- Living Page or Section: Honorable Mention (The Herald News)
2013: Designer of the Year, Best of GateHouse
Judges’ Comments: “Strong centerpieces capitalize on compelling images, including effective use of shaded background images. Pages carry a lot of content effectively — without being overwhelming to the reader. If I were walking past the rack carrying these papers, I’d buy them.”
2012: Designer of the Year, Best of GateHouse
Judges’ Comments: “This designer uses strong photos, pull quotes, cutouts and big type to draw attention to A1 centerpieces. There’s no way a reader could avoid being drawn into these stories.”
2012: NENPA’s Better Newspaper Competition
“This is a well-deserved recognition for the hard work and creativity I see on display every single day.” — Lynne Sullivan, editor in chief of the Taunton Daily Gazette and The Herald News, in an article
- Illustration: First Place
- Overall Design and Presentation: Second Place
- Front Page: Second Place
- Infographics: Second Place
2011: Designer of the Year, Best of GateHouse
Judges’ Comments: “Emely’s pages are interesting and engaging. Great use of images, color and type to create dynamic centerpieces.”
2011: NENPA’s Better Newspaper Competition
- Living Page or Section: First Place