The staff of F Newsmagazine would like to extend our sympathies to the family of Brigitte Caine, who died July 16 at her home. Brigitte was the student art director of F from fall of 2005 through spring of 2007. The design staff she led won Best Overall Design awards both years in the Society for News Design’s student competition, and Brigitte personally won numerous awards in both cover and page design categories. Brigitte was an art director who set high standards for herself and others and always encouraged a spirit of collaboration among writers, photographers, illustrators, and designers.
The School of the Art Institute recognized her in both 2006 and 2007 with Student Leadership awards for her work with both the editorial and design staffs of the magazine.
While a student, Brigitte also worked as an intern on the features design staff of the Chicago Tribune, where many remember her fondly.
A memorial fund has been established in her name for VHL Family Alliance (Von Hippel Lindau Syndrome) and can be mailed to VHL, 2001 Beacon St., Suite 209, Boston, MA 02135.