I started creating yearbooks in 1990 and don't ever plan on stopping. I was an editor and/or photographer for 10 publications and have now been a yearbook sales rep for 15 years. I have worked on more than 550 yearbooks, and I want to share some of the great ideas that I have seen.
I have also been a professional photographer since 2000 and enjoy teaching yearbook staffs how to get the shots that will take their yearbook to the next level.
I was the official photographer for Dark Horse Comics at San Diego Comic Con 2012-2014, and Big Brother Season 13 (the reality show). The few years I did not do yearbook, I ran marketing campaigns for Coke, Proctor & Gamble, American Express and Molson Breweries.
My goal is to make the yearbook adviser's job easier as well as to help every school make a beautiful book, increase sales and, in turn, help the school make more money.
2020 is off to a different start with distance learning.
Here are a few games and activities you can do to help with staff bonding so we can all feel a little closer while so far apart.
Charades, Show & Tell, I Spy - all of these games can make for some great staff bonding.
Get a closer look at all 15 of the games by clicking here.
Yearbook Snap, Walsworth’s mobile app, makes your crowdsourcing efforts easier than ever. It is the free app for our web-based Community Upload.
Students, parents and others in your school community can take photos and quickly submit them during events, virtual learning, in school or anywhere students happen to be.
Read more about it in this article in our Yearbooks Blog.
I highly recommend Elana as a yearbook rep. This year I have felt like a new adviser, learning new technology and new procedures, and Elana has been right there whenever I texted, called, or e-mailed. She relates well to students too, but most importantly, she doesn’t mind giving a personal mini-tutorial.
Elana’s positive attitude and true love of everything yearbook, as well as her background knowledge in marketing (which I hope to tap soon in order to increase my yearbook sales) are all good reasons to consider her as a yearbook rep. I highly recommend her based on my experience this year as I transition from one yearbook company to another.
Elana is extremely hard working and has gone above and beyond multiple times during the school year to troubleshoot any potential issues and to help us create the high quality yearbook that students at Otay Ranch High School have come to expect. I know that because of Elana’s hard work this year our yearbook will continue winning national awards.