August 11, 2015 / Coverage / Design / Theme

Take a look at all the ideas in Design Showcase

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Yearbook staffs are always looking for some inspiration or a little boost of creativity for their theme, cover, coverage and layouts.

The Design Showcase area here at is home to four galleries, which display images of some of the finest work done each year by Walsworth Yearbooks schools.

Each gallery contains its own Search engine that allows users to search by any of the fields, including school name, book name, editors and advisers.

Here are the four Design Showcase galleries:

  • Theme Gallery – The best yearbook themes tie the story of the school year together, and are expertly woven throughout the book. Some of the best themes done by Walsworth Yearbook schools are included in this gallery each year. Recently, 17 new books from 2015 were added. You can read a brief synopsis then scroll through images of the cover, endsheet and a handful of spreads.
  • Cover Gallery – Making a big splash on the cover is something many yearbook staffs try and it’s an area where you can really get creative. In this gallery, you can scroll through to look at the selection of covers and endsheets to see what effects these schools used. A new batch of 22 covers from 2015 have just been added!
  • President’s Collection – Each year, Walsworth Yearbooks schools are honored with CSPA Crown and NSPA Pacemaker awards. The most recent awards were announced in March and April for 2014 yearbooks and those books are inducted into the President’s Collection. You can visit this gallery to read a synopsis and view a sample of spreads from these books.
  • Caught Our Eye – Twice a year in Idea File magazine you can find the Caught Our Eye feature, which spotlights interesting spreads, graphics or sidebar treatments that we want to show off. This gallery is the spot for you to find those images. 2015 yearbooks will be added soon from the fall Idea File magazine.

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Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is the Marketing Automation Supervisor for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth for the past 15+ years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.