October 24, 2014 / News

Walsworth Yearbooks designer makes it to the World Series

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Brooke Trussell, a graphic designer for Walsworth Yearbooks’ Creative Services Department in Brookfield, Mo., used her artistic skills to make it to the World Series this week.

Trussell, a life-long fan of the Kansas City Royals, created a sign for a contest the team held on Twitter and Instagram.

Entrants were asked to create their own Royals sign and post it online with the hashtag “takethecrown.” When her graphic, which illustrated the Royals sweeping through the baseball playoffs, was selected one of the winners, Trussell won two tickets to Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night.

To top it off, Kansas City defeated the San Francisco Giants, 7-2.

“The game was amazing,” said Trussell. “I can’t count how many Royals games I’ve been to, but this one was obviously different.”

However, since Trussell’s original sign illustrated a Royals sweep of the Giants in the series, she actually changed it up and drew up a new one to take to the game after Kansas City lost Game 1.

Instead, Trussell sketched a “Ventura Pitch Detective” sign, in honor of Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and took it to the game.

The sign worked, as Trussell actually made a brief appearance during ESPN’s postgame show when cameras scanned the fans around the set. All in all, it was a very memorable night.

“I almost have my voice back,” said Trussell.

Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 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.