Are you loving this year’s Digital Publishing Awards design? It’s all thanks to the talented Natalie Vineberg! Natalie was a 2019 Emerging Excellence nominee and was part of The Walrus team that won Gold for Best Digital Editorial Package in 2019. Currently, she works as a designer at The Walrus. Here’s what Natalie has to say about her #DPA21 design, the versatility of her work, and more.
Just a few years ago, you were part of the team which helped The Walrus win it’s first digital award. Now, in addition to being a designer for The Walrus, you’ve created this year’s DPA design. Were you excited to return to the DPA’s in this new role?
Yes! I’m very grateful for the dedication to valuing digital work at the DPAs, and I love seeing the work from other teams and getting to celebrate that.
Can you tell us about your inspiration for this year’s design?
Given that our whole world has basically gone digital, I wanted to keep some of the sparkle and fun of being at the DPAs in person. The awards are also a great opportunity to look back at everything you’ve accomplished that year, and that’s what I wanted to get at with those windows into people working.
There’s such a wide depth to your work. You’re an illustrator, photographer, art director, and designer. You film and create motion graphics for video. You create print and digital stories, web series, and podcast art. Do you believe it’s important for creators to have this versatility?
I think it’s valuable to find work you find interesting and challenging and that gets you excited. For me and my personality, that’s doing a lot of different things, but I also think digging really deep and becoming an expert in something is awesome.
What do you enjoy the most about being a designer?
I love that you can find design everywhere. It’s what our website and magazine look like but also how you use them. It’s how you navigate a city or make a house feel cozy. There’s always something new to be inspired by.
Thank you, Natalie! Check out samples of her work at natalievineberg.com.
If you’ve created some amazing work of your own this year—a podcast, a digital design, or even a virtual event—consider entering it in the 2021 Digital Publishing Awards. The early bird rate is in effect until January 22, 2021, and the final submissions deadline is January 29, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST. The deadline to nominate an individual for the Emerging Excellence Award or the Digital Publishing Leadership Award is March 2, 2021. We look forward to receiving your best work from 2020!