This cover design was very simple- all I had to do was figure out text placement on top of a photo! But…coming up with this cover photo concept was a lot of fun. This was about a year ago, so I don’t remember the scenario exactly, but I vaguely recall gathering all the editors into a room to brainstorm cover concepts. We wanted to maybe do something with an apple, because that is typically associated with teachers, but we weren’t quite sure what.
Eventually, I came up with the concept of a carved thumbs down graphic on an apple. It was a long shot, but we asked an art teacher at school if they would be able to create it, and they did! Then we had a fellow staffer dress up “like a teacher” and a photographer took the photo!
Aside from coming up with a concept, this design was pretty straightforward. Next time I’ll share the inside cover design so stay tuned!