“Design can be art.

Design can be aesthetics.
Design is so simple, that's
why it is so complicated.”
•  After Effects
•  Acrobat Pro
•  Bridge
•  Illustrator
•  InDesign
•  Photoshop
•  Dreamweaver
•  And on and on.
WWHAT IS THE ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE?
•  If done right,
Photoshop can:
•  Correct color
•  Remove red eye
•  Clean up blemishes
•  Resize and crop
•  Convert to black and white
•  Lighten photos
•  Sharpen images
•  And more!
WHY USE PHOTOSHOP?
PHOTOSHOP CAN BE DONE WELL …
AND IT CAN BE DONE WRONG. HORRIBLY WRONG.
SHOOTING IN RAW
If you own a Digital SLR camera, I
recommend shooting photos in
Camera RAW. It allows you to go in
and correct aspects of the photo you
wouldn’t be able to touch if you were
shooting in just JPG. If not, no big
deal. JPGs can be edited, too.

Here is an example of a photo I took at
my cousin’s wedding. The sun was
out and it created harsh shadows,
so editing was pretty difficult. But
having the extra Camera RAW
settings made the final photo better.
After Before
Ever wanted to
figure out
how to do
Photoshop
tricks like
this? It’s
pretty easy.
Here’s how
you do it.
CREATING A BLACK, WHITE AND COLOR PHOTO
Have you ever looked at
an ad and could
obviously tell that the
image was cut out
from something and
placed on a different
background? It’s very
easy to do and
doesn’t require much
work, aside from
being precise.
HOW TO CREATE A ‘CUTOUT’ IMAGE
InDesign is what we
use to paginate
(design) the pages
of newspapers. But
that’s not all it can
do. It can also be
used to make
business cards,
resumes, menus
— the list goes on
and on.
WHAT IS INDESIGN AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
Education:
Oakland University, Rochester, Mich. May 2013
College of Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Arts, Journalism.
Stevenson High School, Sterling Heights, Mich. Cum Lade. May 2009
Experience:
The Oakland Post, Editor-in-Chief. Dec. 2011-present
Rochester, Mich.
Maintains The Oakland Post, Oakland University’s independent student newspaper. Works with a team of writers, multimedia reporters,
ads managers, promotions managers, photographers, graphic designers and interns to produce a weekly publication with news that
is relevant and adheres to the utmost journalistic quality. Responsible for completing payroll every week. Implemented a newspaper
redesign and helped increase newspaper distribution and website trafhc. Wrote 1+ cover stories.
— Previously held positions: Managing Content Editor May 2011-Dec. 2012. Features Editor May 2010-April 2011.
The Oakland Press, Contract Copy Editor/Paginator. May 2011-present
Pontiac, Mich.
Works with a team of designers to design the front page, sports, marquee and local pages for Oakland County’s daily newspaper with a
circulation of 70,000, part-time. Also assists in uploading content to the web and freelancing videos, copy and photos to all sections of the
paper. Was also in charge of designing a +0-page broadsheet newspaper for Traverse City called the Grand Traverse !nsider and helped
build multiple special sections.
— Previously held positions: Marquee/Arts Intern. May 2011-July 2011.
Stevenson High School, Student Mentor. Dec. 2011-Jan. 2012
Sterling Heights, Mich.
Worked with 20 high school journalists on pagination, content and photography. Taught a journalism class how to use Adobe InDesign
to create pages from scratch and how to use Photoshop to edit photos and create cutouts during a two-week designing course. Worked
with 20 additional students on the production and articulation of their student newspaper, the Vanguard.
— Previously held positions: Editor-in-Chief, the Vanguard. April 2008-May 2009.
Biggby Coffee, Barista/Social Media Representative. May 2011-Dec. 2011
Utica, Mich.
In addition to making coffee, is responsible of managing the store’s Facebook and Twitter accounts and using the social media as a
resource to bring in customers, give out coupons and communicate. Also in charge of helping the store owner with advertisements,
marketing, editing and creating events.
Specialties:
Adobe !nDesign CS5, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Bridge CS5, Adobe !llustrator CS5, HTNL, Nicrosoft Ofhce Suite, WordPress, Final Cut
Pro, iMovie, Newsys, Town News, Canon SLR, writing headlines, fact checking, aggregating stories, AP style, attention to detail, shooting and
editing photos, social media.
Activities:
Society of Professional Journalists — OU Chapter. Founder, President. Feb. 2012-present
Muggle Quidditch League of Oakland University. Founder, President. Sept. 2010-Nov. 2011
Journalism Awards:
Larry Lorraine Scholar, Society of Professional Journalists, Honorable Mention, 2011
Gold Star Recipient, Nichigan !nterscholastic Press Association, The vanguard, 2009
National Winner, Quill & Scroll International Honors Society, Editorial, 2009
Certihcate of Nerit, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Op-Ed or news analysis page design, 2009
Honorable Mention, Michigan Interscholastic Press Association, News on-site writing contest, 2009
Honorable Mention, Michigan Interscholastic Press Association, Environmental writing, 2009
Sparty, Michigan Interscholastic Press Association, The Vanguard, 2008-2009
NSPA Pacemaker Finalist, The Vanguard, 2007-2008
Nichole A. Seguin
7677 Greeley St. Apt. 19, Utica, Nich. +8317 { 586.7+7.+615 { naseguin@oakland.edu
References:
Matt Myftiu
News Editor
The Oakland Press
Pontiac, Mich.
(2+8) 7+5-+617
matt.myftiu@oakpress.com
Joe Butkovich
Owner
Biggby Coffee Utica
Utica, Mich.
(586) 855-+69+
store257@biggby.com
Nicole Robertson
Editor for Arts & Entertainment
The Oakland Press
Pontiac, Mich.
(2+8) 7+5-+5+2
nicole.robertson@oßakpress.com
Paula Pantano
Adviser
The Vanguard
Sterling Heights, Mich.
(586) 797-2111
paula.pantano@uticak12.org
Objective: To re-obtain the position of Editor-in-Chief of The Oakland Post, Oakland University’s independent student newspaper.
N I C H O L E S E G U I N
WHERE I’VE BEEN
The Oakland Post
Editor-in-Chief Dec. 2011-April 2013
Rochester, Mich.
Aug. 2010-April 2011
April 2011-Dec. 2011
#
586.747.4615
@
nicholeannseguin@gmail.com
/
nicholeseguin.com
t Worked with a staff of 50 student journalists to publish a
newspaper for Oakland University students that is distributed
to 5,000 students weekly. Monitored and assisted in the
development of an entire newspaper digital and print
redesign that incorporated a page design process utilizing
templates and shifting the focus to digital journalism.
t Worked closely with the Editor-in-Chief and staff to create
the newspaper. Was in charge of copy-editing weekly issues,
designing opinion pages.Trained the staff reporters and
interns on the writing process through several workshops.
ALMA MATER
t Started a new section in which I proled professors,
students, classes and the administration, including the
university president. I also created three series, designed
pages, took pictures, created ads and mentored writers.
The Oakland Press
Copy Editor/Paginator
Pontiac, Mich.
May 2011-Oct. 2012
t Worked with a team of designers to design the front page,
business, special section and local pages for Oakland
County’s daily newspaper with a circulation of 70,000
part-time. Assisted in uploading content to the web and
freelancing videos, copy and photos to both the Marquee
and news section of the paper. Also helped design the 12
newspapers published by Heritage Media.
Marquee/Arts Intern May 2011-July 2011
t Wrote articles three times a week for the Marquee section,
which included concert reviews, band interviews, art show
coverage and movie reviews. Took photos and video and
came up with original story ideas.
Features Editor
Managing Editor
Oakland University
Rochester, Mich.
August 2009-May 2013
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, Minor in Art History
WHAT I CAN DO
Social Media
Twitter, Facebook, Tout, Foursquare, Storify
Adobe Creative Suite
InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
Photography/Videography
Canon 60D, Flip UltraHD, Audacity, Final Cut Pro X, iMovie
Investigative Journalism
Obtaining public records, interviewing, deadline writing
2012 Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Finalist, The Oakland Post
2011 Founder and President, The OU Society of Professional Journalists
2011 Third Place, Larry Laurain Scholar, Society of Professional Journalists
2010 Founder, The Muggle Quidditch League of Oakland University
2009 National Winner, Quill & Scroll International Honors Society, Editorial
2009 Certicate of Merit, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Op-Ed or
news analysis page design
2009 Honorable Mention, Michigan Interscholastic Press Association,
News on-site writing contest
2009 Honorable Mention, Michigan Interscholastic Press Association,
Environmental writing
2008 Sparty, Michigan Interscholastic Press Association, The Vanguard
2008 NSPA Pacemaker Finalist, The Vanguard
BRAGGING RIGHTS
WHO I KNOW
Holly Gilbert
Adviser, The Oakland Post
shreve@oakland.edu, 248.370.4138
Matt Myftiu
News Editor, The Oakland Press
matt.myftiu@oakpress.com, 248.745.4617
Paula Pantano
Adviser, The Vanguard
paula.pantano@uticak12.org, 586.797.2111
Heritage Media
Editor
Saline, Mich.
April 2013-present
t In charge of budgeting content, website updating, utilizing
social media, writing stories when needed, managing
freelancers and a reporter, taking photos and video and
paginating pages for the Chelsea Standard and Dexter Leader.
It’s really not that
difficult to design
a page. You just
need to know what
you’re doing.

Here’s how you
format text, place
a photo, give items
a stroke and more.
DESIGNING A PAGE
Adobe Illustrator is a really
fancy version of Microsoft
Paint. The tool is very
powerful and allows you
to make vector images
that are easy to
incorporate into different
platforms. The great thing
about a vector image is
that you can make it as
big or little as you want
and it won’t affect the
quality of the image at all.
CREATING VECTOR IMAGES
EXAMPLES OF VECTOR IMAGES I’VE CREATED
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CAMPUS CHICK-FIL-A CONTROVERSY CONTINUES PAGE 5
SPORTS STUDENT-ATHLETE STRIVING FOR SUCCESS PAGE 12
LOCAL BELLE ISLE AQUARIUM CELEBRATES REOPENING PAGE 15
Housing to be
addressed at
BOT meeting
PAGE 13
iCult continues
to grow with
latest iPhone
PAGE 20
CORE
VALUES
Late frost means higher prices
PAGES 10 & 11
FALLEN
SOULS
FRESHMEN
FASHION
WORDS OF
WISDOM
Students, faculty and
veterans honor those
lost during 9/11
PAGE 5
The clothing choices
of incoming freshmen
are explored
PAGE 19
Copy Editor Brian Figurski
lends his advice to the
incoming freshmen
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THE BEAT
GOES ON
Welcome Week
festivities resume
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Meadow Brook Theatre
OU Art Gallery
North Foundation
Hall
Oakland Center
South
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Police and
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Athletic’s Center
O’Rena
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Oakland’s
Hidden gems
Written by // Stephanie Sokol
Designed by // Nichole Seguin
BY THE
NUMBERS
9 50 52 44
number of Bear Bus stops
throughout campus
number of Bike Share
bike racks
number of buildings
on campus
number of parking
lots on campus
Saints and Sinners Statue
Located in the fountain in front of Kresge Library,
the Saints and Sinners Statue was Oakland’s
rst major exterior sculpture, arriving on
campus in April 1976. Designed over a period
of 30 years by sculptor Marshall Fredericks,
the 10-foot bronze statues symbolize “good,
evil, temptation, knowledge of good and
evil, a saint of the church, a mother and child
and a warrior saint.”
Grizzly Oaks Frisbee Golf
Big time gap in your schedule? Spend some time
playing disc golf at Grizzly Oaks Frisbee Golf.
Sponsored by OU Student Congress and
Campus Recreation, the course is located
on the Main Campus of OU near P11 on
Pioneer. Have a game of Frisbee golf on a
challenging 18-par course through a scenic,
wooded area on campus.
OU Art Gallery
Part of the Department of Art and Art History for
over 40 years, the OU Art Gallery presents six
exhibits from September to May. The exhibits
have been reviewed by national journals
including “Art in America” and “Sculpture
Magazine.” In addition to lectures, the gal-
lery hosts performances, tours and special
events. The gallery is currently displaying the
Doctor Berton Collection of Ethnographc Art.
Belgian Barn
Many buildings on campus were part of the Meadow
Brook Estate, including the Belgian Barn. Housed as a
carpentry shop after renovations in the early 1970s,
the barn was almost demolished. A student commit-
tee in the 70s suggested it be converted into ofces
or a commuter hotel, charging just 50 cents a night.
The antique building, with its horse logo and brown
silo, is currently used for storage and ofce space.
Lower and Upper Pioneer Fields
Looking to play a club sport? Want to watch a Friday night
rugby game? Head to the Pioneer Fields.
The Lower and Upper Fields are home to three natural
turfs. These elds are used for soccer, lacrosse and
rugby, with Field 2 lit for nighttime games. Near the
Lower Fields, there is an athletics bubble for used for
indoor sports, including camps and indoor soccer. Ad-
ditional features of the Upper Fields include Cricket Pitch
and a practice disc golf hole.
Lowry Center for Early
Childhood Education
Part of the School of Education and Human Services at
OU, the Lowry Center offers toddler, young preschool,
preschool and pre-kindergarten programs, using
the “newest innovative equipment, materials, and
practices to cultivate the development of young
children.” Experiences and programs are designed
based on the children’s interests, with focus on
problem solving to promote logical thinking.
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One of the easiest
things to do with
Illustrator is to
make
infographics for
charts and
displaying data.
Here’s how you
do it.
CREATING INFOGRAPHICS
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OTHER STATES
FOREIGN COUNTRIES
OAKLAND COUNTY
MACOMB COUNTY
GENESEE, LAPEER, ST. CLAIR
COUNTIES
GEOGRAPHIC
DISTRIBUTION
OTHER MICHIGAN COUNTIES
WAYNE COUNTY
250
401
9,099
6,138
1,336
1,202
1,184
6,421
FULL TIME
13,195
PART TIME
60.6%
FEMALE
39.4%
MALE
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STUDENTS
BY THE
NUMBERS
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The percentage of students
over the age of 55.
18 25
The number of students between
the age of 15 and 16.
The average age of all Oakland
University students.
STUDENT AGE
Oakland University has seen its 14th consecutive year of enrollment growth
for the 2012 fall semester. Here’s how it’s broken down.
GEOGRAPHIC
DISTRIBUTION
FOREIGN COUNTRIES
OTHER STATES
MICHIGAN
2,408
3.4
average GPA
23.2
average ACT score
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I find a lot of
inspiration on
Pinterest,
actually. Just
search ‘resume’
or ‘design’ and
you’ll find many
boards to look at.
WHERE TO FIND INSPIRATION