R. Scott Helmchen
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Northwest Herald
Crystal Lake
United States
What best describes you.
Designer, Illustrator, Manager, Award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience with print tabloid and broadsheet publications, including design, planning and editing of daily and weekly publications, including entertainment magazine and monthly fashion and home magazines.

I also have an award-winning background in tabloid and broadsheet graphic design, including illustrations, headline typography and page layout.

Current position
* Features Editor at Northwest Herald

Past positions
* Assistant Features Editor at Northwest Herald
* Entertainment Editor at Northwest Herald
* Copy Editor at Northwest Herald
* Community Editor at Genoa-Kingston_Kirkland News
* Reporter/Photographer at Sycamore News

Honors and Awards

Peter Lisagor Award for Design finalist, 2009
Illinois Press Association, second place, single page design, 2008
Associated Press, Arts/Entertainment section design, 2008 (first place)
Northern Illinois Newspaper Association, Arts/Entertainment section design, 2007 (second place)
Illinois Press Association, Single Page Design, 2003 (second place)
Illinois Press Association, Lifestyle section design, 2003 (second place)
Associated Press, Entertainment Section design, 2000, 2001 (second place); 2003 (third place)
Illinois Associated Press, Family/Lifestyle section, 1997
Illinois Press Association, Headline Writing, Second Place, 1995

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Underwater homes in Illinois

Illustration about how 1 in 5 Illinois homes are ‘seriously’ underwater
Feb 1, 2017
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Oct 25, 2016
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Oct 21, 2016
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Job for copy editor / page designer at Shaw Media in Illinois

Shaw Media's operation in suburban Chicago has an exciting opportunity for an experienced copy editor and page designer to work on its universal copy desk in Crystal Lake, IL.The universal desk is responsible for editing and designing a group of hyperlocal weekly newspapers that cover towns across the suburbs of Chicago, including in McHenry, Will, DuPage, Kane and suburban Cook counties.The ideal candidate will have the ability to quickly and accurately design dynamic broadsheet and tab-sized…See More
Jul 21, 2016
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Chicago Blackhawks champions

A commemorative pullout poster I designed when the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2015.
Jun 18, 2015
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Blackhawks - Toews

The first of several Chicago Blackhawks commemorative posters I designed for the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs.
Jun 5, 2015
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Restaurant inspections

Northwest Herald centerpiece illustration on restaurant inspections.
Jun 3, 2015
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May 6, 2015

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At 9:10 on June 30, 2010, mahesh said…
dude i saw ur page's tht was mind blowing page's nice wokr's
At 18:41 on January 26, 2010, Emrah Erman said…
hey successful and beautiful portfolio
At 16:33 on May 8, 2009, Casey Rogers said…
Thanks! You're no slouch yourself!

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