2012-2018 (On Hiatus)
The Penicuik Cuckoo is a news website that originally launched as a free community newspaper, serving the town of Penicuik and the surrounding area.
I founded the Cuckoo in 2012 whilst in high school and created a graphic identity and associated website. Using desktop publishing software, I created a 16 page full colour tabloid newspaper, which was then distributed to 1000 homes in the Penicuik area. The design and layout was intentionally simplistic with echoes of the popular i newspaper.
When the physical publication ceased, the strengthened the online presence of the Cuckoo, ensuring the website was easy to use and the social media accounts followed a cohesive design language.
- Deadline management
- Social media utilisation (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram)
- Community outreach
- Quarkxpress (newspaper)
- Pixelmator (MacOS)