Daily Herald editor/designer wins two statewide awards
Amanda Erd, a multiplatform editor and paginator on the Daily Herald's copy desk, has won two design awards in the Illinois Women's Press Association's annual contest.
Erd, who joined the Daily Herald in 2015, earned first place in the infographics and newspaper page design categories for work done in 2019.
Her infographic, which appeared April 22, was a package on a mock NFL draft. Her winning page design was the Dec. 31 Sports section front that featured Bob Frisk's annual column on sports quotes of the year.
Both entries now qualify for the National Federation of Press Women competition.
"Amanda Erd's talent is a reflection of the skill and dedication of our team of presentation editors, and we're gratified to see it recognized and rewarded," Daily Herald Editor John Lampinen said.