Jacqueline Prins (Graphic Designer)
Jacqueline Prins is a visual journalist who began her career in 2009 as a page designer and copy editor for The Grand Rapids Press. This started a whirlwind journey that took her to Louisville Design Studio Gannett as a designer, The Philadelphia Inquirer as news presentation editor, The Buffalo News as assistant graphics editor, and finally The Union Democrat as a graphic designer. She and her husband moved to California in fall 2015, when he returned home from deployment and was stationed in Alameda. During her six-month break from journalism, she hiked the Sierra Nevada, photographed the buffalo in Salt Lake City, toured the badlands and somewhere in between learned how to code. She has a passion for storytelling and designing the stories that create and shape our lives, which is why she has pursued news design. Her work has received awards for Front Page Design, Features Portfolio and News Portfolio. In college, she received awards for General Excellence in Web Design, Student Journalist of the Year, and (believe it or not) First Place Column Writing.