Top of the Hill 2013

Special Sections Editor @ UDK

When I looked at the 2012 Top of the Hill special section, I noticed two things: there were only pictures of buildings (boring) and there was way too much text for each winner that I didn’t care about (not to mention I found the blurb I wrote about Jimmy John’s…yeah, I forgot about that, and for good reason.) I knew I wanted to be exciting, so every category (about 40) in the issue has an alternative story format or design accompanying it–you know, so people actually read it and care. I also think I broke the design team’s back (figuratively, of course!) by requesting so many designs, but I’m stunned that so much of what I wanted was included. I’m a happy special sections editor today.

Check it out at and the online interactive map I created at


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