JOUR345 Infographic designed by Brandi Geister, Class of 2020.
“I love all things weather-related, and when we were told we could choose our own topics for an infographic, I immediately knew I wanted to do one on tornados. I used Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop to create this infographic. The thing I struggle most with creating infographics is always trying to fit a large amount of detail and information into a small amount of space. Sketching on paper first helps a lot.” – Brandi Geister
About the Designer: Brandi is a 2020 alumna from Ball State’s Journalism Graphics program. She started as a major in Meteorology and Climatology, and Journalism News. Her original plan was to be a broadcast meteorologist, but she switched her major to Journalism Graphics her junior year. During her time in undergrad, she has worn many different hats. In the Meteorology department, she has been a part of Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU) which is a geography honors society, the storm chasing team, and the American Meteorology Society (AMS). She has also done Live at 5 for WCRD as a meteorologist, she was a part of NewsLink Indiana for 3 years as a meteorologist, Ball Bearings as a designer, Waking Up with Cardinal Weather as the Social Media Director, and Women in Technology as the Web Director. Switching majors was an incredibly difficult decision for her, but she loves design, and could have never been happier.