My dad is a choir director, so I started attending Kansas Choral Director Association conventions when I was 11 or 12. And I still do. It’s a fun weekend to get away with Dad and spend some time with one of the most fun and fascinating breeds of people in its natural habitat: the American Choir Director. I was hired by the KCDA board to begin designing and printing its biannual newsletter in the summer of 2014, and immediately got to work revamping the publication’s design with bold design elements, clean and modern typefaces, and plenty of hues of Kansas gold. We print it on a heavy glossy stock that has a really enjoyable, almost “gritty,” texture, and the colors pop right off the page.