Design Editor Gabi Wood says farewell The Commonwealth Times – The Commonwealth Times


Gabi Wood, Design Editor
When I started as a designer for The CT in fall of 2020, I had no idea what I would be getting into. I wasn’t really sure what the job entailed other than laying out words and images on a page, but it ended up being so much more than that. My first couple of months as a designer, I really wasn’t sure if my skill was up to par to do these layouts and infographics weekly. There were many frustrating and late nights, but I learned so much from them.
Thanks to Andy Caress, the former design editor, I was pushed to perfect my skill and learned so much useful knowledge that has gotten me to where I am today. I got better and better every week and I owe most of the knowledge I gained during my first year to him.
Now, I am writing this as design editor and am so confident in my abilities. Working here and leading a team of amazingly talented designers has been so fulfilling and I am constantly inspired by their work. To Jayce, Bailey, Madison and Clare, I want to thank you for your patience and incredibly hard work. The paper always looks amazing and I am so happy we had such a strong team this year. Even through all of the tiring frustration, I am proud that we always produce such high quality issues. I’m going to miss all of our good times in the design den.
To the editorial staff, I want to thank you for trusting the designers and I to put a vision to your stories. I had such a blast working with you all and am thankful for the patience you all had. It has been inspiring to work with such passionate journalists and I wish you all the best.
Lastly, thank you to everyone else who works and contributes to The CT and Student Media Center. I gained so much from working here and I will keep these skills, memories and friendships with me for years to come.
Managing Editor Grace McOmber says farewell
Illustrations Editor Sarah Brady says farewell
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