Every year we hope to create a yearbook that is a masterpiece, something that stands out as a unique representation of the year we’ve shared, a true keepsake for students and their families to take with them into their futures. Keeping things original and interesting year after year can, however, be a challenge.
One of the best ways to make this year’s yearbook memorable is to master the art of the student profile page. These stories and personal touches add a creative flair and an authentic storyline to the yearbook that will bring memories to life for years to come. Don’t be intimidated by the task of creating this authentic look and feel to this year’s yearbook, the team at YearbookLife has compiled an easy-to-master list of tips to get you there – quickly, because we know you are busy!
6 Steps to Mastering the Student profile Page
- Optimize your page space. Profile pages will take up a chunk of the space in your book, so planning it out spatially is an important preliminary step. Identifying how many profiles you will have per page will help you gain clarity on how much content you will be able to fit into each profile. Depending on your needs, you may choose between two and four profiles per page. This is where the savvy yearbook editor finds the balance between keeping costs in budget and giving student profiles enough space to truly shine.
- Determine a theme. A theme is a great way to tie everything together. Some photo themes that might make your yearbook pop are:
- Black and white – This monochromatic approach can create a memorable, dramatic and unique theme to your student profile pages.
- Formal dress – Grab pictures from the prom or an event where students are wearing their best dress and add a formal theme to your student profile pages.
- Students holding signs – Tap into the latest trend of having pictures taken with fun signs that have relevant sayings on them, similar to the ones done at weddings.
- Master the art of the mod. Your yearbook student profile page should include strategically-placed mods, aka sidebars and/or callouts. These fun design elements not only add flair, but make the content fun and easy to read. With the right color scheme, mods will add a layer of sophistication to the overall theme of your yearbook.
- Survey a few of their favorite things. Favorite class, favorite teacher, favorite after school activity…all these stats can add a fun and personal touch to the student profile page. Some of the students might even choose an actual class (not just lunch)!
- Don’t forget to include the family (furry friends too). A personal touch to the student profile page might include details about the family. From younger siblings to furry, four-legged family members, there’s nothing more personal than a nod to your student’s family.
- Call out inspirational words for the win. Amp up the fun and inspiration with poignant quotes, relevant song lyrics or memes that fit the time and place. These words are an easy way to add more depth and personality to your yearbook’s student profile pages.
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At YearbookLife, we have mastered the art of making designing and creating your school’s yearbook easy. Our software provides templates that will simplify the design process of your profile pages. The kids love the results, The yearbook staff loves how easy it is to use and how much support we provide. And, the parents love our affordable pricing. We can guide you through the process from start to finish. Get a free quote today!