Wyatt Lincoln: Design Editor
May 31, 2019
Wyatt Lincoln has been perfecting his journalism skills for the Cardinal Times since sophomore year and has found a passion for visual design while focusing on layout and digital arts.
Lincoln officially joined the staff as a sophomore and started off as a reporter. His experience as a reporter allowed him to meet people all across our community with different interests and stories to tell. He was later promoted to design editor and used his skills from the graphic arts elective to develop a visually-appealing paper he was proud of.
Lincoln, a varsity soccer player, developed skills on the staff that benefited him both in and outside of the classroom.
“Learning interviewing skills were valuable too, and they helped me to get in-depth results from my sources,” he said.
Lincoln has been praised by his peers for his graphic design skills while in the paper.
“I think [Wyatt] has done a really good job of combining the familiar with the experimental – you can look at a page of any issue with completely different stories, layout, etc. but still immediately recognize that it’s from the Cardinal Times,” said junior Evan Reynolds, the future editor-in-chief, of Lincoln. “In that respect, it’s really well-done work.”
As deadlines became a part of his life, he had to learn to keep up with them, improving upon his time-management skills.
“[Deadlines] forced me to keep up with my work and manage my time because it was easy to let them fly past if I wasn’t careful,” Lincoln continued.
Along with learning new skills and improving on old ones, Lincoln had fun with the staff and wrote enjoyable articles that kept him interested in life at Lincoln. His favorite article he wrote was a profile on history teacher Julie O’Neill.
“She fought forest fires in college and had tons of crazy stories and pictures from that part of her life,” said Lincoln.
Going to San Francisco with the Cardinal Times staff to attend a journalism conference was something he enjoyed doing with his friends he made while working on the paper.
After spending the majority of his high school experience of the paper, Lincoln has decided to attend Chapman University to major in animation, continuing what he knows about graphic art and visual design.
While his career at the Cardinal Times may be ending, Lincoln’s concern for the wellbeing of the newspaper and the quality of his work will never dissipate.