Six things new yearbook advisers should be doing right now

There are many tasks to complete at the beginning of the school year. Walsworth is here to provide some guidance. We’ve compiled a list of the six tasks that need to be addressed right now.

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July 24, 2018 / Cover Spotlight / Design

A new yearbook season is upon us, which means the return of the Cover Spotlight! As your yearbook staff starts brainstorming for the 2019 cover and sorting through the Cover Gallery for ideas, draw some inspiration from the innovative cover that the Leaves staff from Sherwood High School in Sandy Spring, Maryland, did with their…

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January 26, 2018 / Coverage / Design

When you need information pulled out and explained further, or in a different way, consider using pie charts, surveys, lists, quote boxes, timelines, tables and fast-fact boxes to tell the complete story – and leave readers pleasantly full.

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January 5, 2018 / Design

When you put so much time and energy into making the pages of your yearbook look beautiful, it’s easy to neglect the index, defaulting to a phonebook-style list of names. It still serves its purpose with that approach, but when the index is the most viewed part of your yearbook, doesn’t it deserve the same…

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December 6, 2017 / Advertising / Design

No one involved in the process knows everything they should know to produce a senior tribute for the yearbook. Most parents have never designed, photo-edited or written for a yearbook before. Yearbook designers and the tribute staff have never had children graduate. These two groups — parents and ads/tribute staff — are often at odds in the tribute production process.

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December 4, 2017 / Design / Spotlight

This post is part of a series highlighting the employees and departments that provide Walsworth’s outstanding customer support. Our post about Computer Support can be found here and you can read about the company’s customer service representatives here. Walsworth strives to provide a positive yearbook experience to customers on all fronts. Creative Services is there to…

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September 27, 2017 / Coverage / Design / New Advisers

A recording of yesterday’s live webinar with Walsworth’s Mike Taylor, CJE, Not Your Mama’s Yearbook, is now available for viewing. Taylor spent an hour talking yearbook trends.  The discussion focused on all the reasons and ways yearbook staffs should be bringing their 2018 books up to date and not simply sticking to traditions. The presentation…

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September 19, 2017 / Design / News

Submissions from three Walsworth Yearbooks schools were named Finalists by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) on Tuesday in its 2017 Design of the Year Contest. There were 10 Finalists named in the Yearbook Page/Spread category and three were from Walsworth Yearbooks. Susan Wang from the Wings staff of Arrowhead Christian Academy in Redlands, California,…

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yearbook color palette
August 31, 2017 / Design

You might not realize it, but color decisions impact every page of your yearbook. Colors influence mood, evoke emotions, attract attention and much more. The colors you choose to use, and the ways you use them, will be one of the most important design decisions you make during the yearbook creative process. That’s why Walsworth…

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2017 Homestead High School yearbook cover
July 31, 2017 / Cover Spotlight / Design

In this week’s Cover Spotlight, we’ll take a closer look at the 2017 cover of Homestead High School from Mequon, Wisconsin. The 2017 Homestead yearbook cover (seen above) used a great metallic material called Luminaire Gold linen. Their theme “UPGRADED” is represented in large bold letters on the cover. A white silk screen was applied…

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