JOUR397 Infographic designed by Brandi Geister, Class of 2020

“I was part of the BSU At The Games immersive learning project during the spring of 2020 semester, but COVID-19 ruined all the projects we were working on, and it got in the way of our plans to travel to the Olympics in Tokyo during the summer. Instead of focusing on Olympics-related content for the rest of the semester, we flipped gears and started working on COVID-19 content. Because COVID-19 was still so new to us, we did not know what to expect, what the symptoms were, whether we should wear masks, how long it will last, etc. These infographics were a result of these debates. Both infographics were created in Illustrator and InDesign. The most challenging part was creating the organs on the body due to the intricate detail, but it was a great learning experience.” – 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.