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November 13, 2018

Organizational Tips

Calendar of events:

  • Make sure this is constantly updated
  • Contact office staff, administration, teachers and student council for updates.


Page ladder:

  • Set your page ladder early in the year once you have selected your theme
  • Decide what will be on each page, who will be designing the page, who will be the photographer and what deadline this page will be submitted under.
  • Consider also any teachers or anyone else in the school who may be able to provide content, write-ups, stats, and photos.



  • Plant deadlines are those set between the advisor and the print consultant to keep the project on track.
  • Set mini deadlines – have the yearbook team have deadlines for submissions of write-ups, photos, and content for a page, and have these due well in advance of when the completed page is due.


Templates and pre-designed layouts:

  • Friesens has many templates for you to choose from, but you can also create your own templates and save them.  For example, if you want a consistent design for the sports section, consider having someone design a template for this section.  If there are multiple team members working on one section, this can help with keeping consistency in the design, while also making the actual designing of the page or spread be much easier to handle.


Melissa Woodward
Friesens Yearbook Consultant