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Auten - Layout Artist - Lincoln, NE, USA

Lindsey Auten

Lincoln, NE, USA


I'm Lindsey, creative writer, photographer, borderline obsessive compulsive editor, InDesign mechanic, and introverted people person.

I was almost born in a cornfield, so it's fitting that much of my personal work is rooted to where I grew up, on the farm in Nebraska. The prairie's dry humor, vibrancy and generally warm camaraderie are what make the wheels in my head (and heart) go 'round.

After graduating in 2011 with a B.A. in Communications and Graphic Design from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska, I also received an M.A. in New Arts Journalism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013.

Somewhere in the juxtaposition between rural Nebraska and metro Chicago, my creative work, and how I problem-solve non-creative work, has expanded into a juggernaut of diverse, investigative experimentation, making for a well-rounded skill set and unswervingly people-oriented work ethic.

When I'm not producing quality books at the University of Nebraska Press, I am digging through the threads of humanity that define art and culture via writing and photography or, in a much less criticism-oriented environment, leading team-building and high ropes at various outdoor camps and facilities.


Layout Artist

Work History

Editorial Intern

Time Out Chicago

Wrote listings and stories about summer festivals; conceptualized summer guide mini-mag

Public Relations Intern

Carol Fox & Associates

Edited and wrote press releases, feature stories and pitches; helped gather photos at special events and galas for top clients such as Chicago Academy for the Arts, SAIC's Fashion, and PianoForte

High Ropes Facilitator

Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries

From August 2013

Lead team-building and high ropes activities; conduct safety checks; manage groups of 10 or more; work with children, young adults and adults

Compositor/Production Associate

University of Nebraska Press

From October 2013

Typeset quality print books and creative works involving cultural studies, history, sports, cultural criticism and poetry; edit various images for book production; build and edit ebooks for multiple platforms

Fnewsmagazine Writer

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Wrote profiles, Q+As, feature stories, news stories, reviews and editorials

eCommunications Editorial Assistant

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Web + eCommunications

Wrote feature stories; aided in web package production; organized events calendars; social media; transcribing; web editing

Camp Site Coordinator

Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries

Coordinated weekly schedules; managed staff; took photos; oversaw camp operations

Communications Specialist/Parent Communicator

Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries

Obtained photojournalistic video footage and daily photos; helped maintain NLOM website; communicated with campers' parents by email, phone and in person

Layout, Design, and Photo Editor

Concordia University Sower Newspaper

Oversaw layout, design and photography; wrote features; distributed assignments; took photos; executed complete redesign of newspaper

Graphic Design Intern

Idea Bank Marketing

Studied and learned brochure design, photo editing and marketing/PR conduct

News Intern

Hastings Tribune Newspaper

Obtained photos; wrote feature stories; had a central role in the creation of the 2007 Hastings Guide and Kool Aid Days overview

Qualifications & Certifications

M.A. New Arts Journalism

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

B.A. Journalism - Public Relations

Concordia University Nebraska

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