As part of New Rivers Press’s mission as a teaching press, each year, in addition to the student editing interns working on our books, we have a batch of student design interns designing the covers and interiors of all our publications. This year, our designers have been working hard since last fall to get our 2017 publications ready to print. Learn a little more about our amazingly talented designers below! Stay tuned, cover reveals are right around the corner!
Phuriwat Chiraphisit (American Fiction Volume 16) is a Thai-born graphic designer, photographer, artist, and musician. After attending middle and high school in Northern India, he is pursuing a degree in graphic design and a minor in art therapy at Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Kendal Christenson (Tom o’ Vietnam) is an undergrad at Minnesota State University Moorhead studying Graphic Design, Graphic Communications, and Art. She enjoys her puppy, spending time on the lake, and sandwiches of the toasted variety. When she is not working or studying, Kendal can be found telling jokes that are not funny and conjuring up sassy designs.
Christen Nagel (The Way She Told Her Story) will be graduating from MSUM with a B.S. in Graphic Communications and a Minor in English Writing. She is very passionate about art and writing and has wanted to be an author/illustrator since she was a kid. She have a big orange tabby cat that she is currently writing a children’s book about, which she will be illustrating in the spring. Nagel also really enjoy advertising and is currently helping out nonprofit organizations. Some of her other favorite things are tacos, puzzles, pandas, and crochet.
Brittany Schultz (Boy Into Panther) grew up in Reynolds, a small town in North Dakota. She is majoring in Graphic Communications with a minor in Marketing at MSUM. She loves being able to express emotions and feelings through her imagery and enjoys doing photography as a hobby.
Mandi Wahl (Man of the House) grew up in Fargo, North Dakota, and has lived there her whole life. She has two brothers, one older and one younger, landing her right in the middle. Family is everything to Wahl, so most of her free time is spent with them if she’s not designing or hanging out with some friends. She has always been a creative and crafty person, so designing isn’t so much a job, but more of a hobby to her. She enjoys spending time outdoors, especially in the summer. She am always up for an adventure.
Emily Zaharia (Deep Calls to Deep) is a third-year graphic design student with minors in Studio Art and Advertising. She aspires to be a graphic designer at an ad agency when she graduates.