Circle of Blue design intern Amanda Northrop explains how good design is timeless.
I have just finished my sixth week with Circle of Blue as a design intern, and I have certainly been keeping busy since my last post more than a month ago.
My most recent project, which published last week, is an infographic about the privatization of water in the Philippines. This graphic was created to accompany a story on water privatization in Manila’s East Zone by Circle of Blue contributing writer, Sarah Haughn, and stunning photos from Circle of Blue director J. Carl Ganter’s visit to the East Zone last September.
I have also been working on a few projects with fellow summer design intern Alec Aja, who is a classmate of mine at Grand Valley State University, where we are both entering our junior year in the Design program. We designed an infographic for our colleague Aaron Jaffe’s article on the effects of the mining industry in Australia’s Hunter Valley.
Alec and I are currently archiving all of Circle of Blue’s previous infographics, as well. In doing so, we have been able to check out all of the great work interns have done in the past. One of my personal favorite posts is previous 2010 intern Kalin Wood’s infographic on coal and water. Another favorite is Matt and Hal Watts’ graphic on urban water consumption using sponges. It was awarded a runners-up prize in last year’s Urban Water Design Challenge, a project in which Circle of Blue partnered with Visualizing.org.
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