Gameday is a special time in East Lansing. Autumn makes it first appearance with the vibrant changing of the leaves, campus is alive with students, alumni and locals, and the spirits are flowing — usually pretty heavily. But for the Lansing State Journal, Gameday is the way to help Spartan fans prepare for the upcoming football game with breakdowns, matchups and analysis.

I had the chance to do a minor redesign with the Gameday section, primarily with the flag and “Bottom Line” matchups. Each week I’ve also been responsible for creating a centerpiece graphic. It first starts with me gathering the photos I think will work best with the story and then assembling the graphic in a few hours on deadline. This is where my knowledge and familiarity with MSU sports has really come in handy — both for myself as well as the folks in Lansing.