Ashley Kieffer

Diary of a Young Girl

Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Represented in a new light, the redesign of A Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank focuses on emphasizing the voice of its young, female author and portraying her narrative visually. This first-hand account of a Jewish girl depicts her struggles through the Nazi invasion and Holocaust during World War II. The narrative is both personal and impactful. The cool-toned color and illustrative image palette evokes the unfortunate circumstances overlaid with the perspective of a hopeful girl. Through this youthful portrayal, the redesign connects Anne Frank’s voice to the adolescent readers. Paired with her diary entries are supporting excerpts of Holocaust history, location maps, historian responses to the war, and imagery from the World War II times.

For this project, I built the cover and bound the book myself.

Design | Art Direction | illustration


WWII timeline of events to cross-reference with Anne Frank's life events