Here are some of my page designs, and if you scroll over the image, you will see a brief description of the piece at the bottom of the image. Click on the image to enlarge it.
Scroll through the gallery to see the pages of the magazine.
I love working on the Focus magazine, as it lets me explore designs that would not normally be appropriate for newspapers. In this edition of Focus, we broke down the magazine into five major sections, each one containing a title page with a dominant photo, section headline and spot color. Each section has a distinct style, yet the magazine as a whole still feels cohesive. We improved our design from the last edition by utilizing more full page bleeds and employing the more standardized three column page design as opposed to the four columns in our October issue.
Our October 2015 edition of Focus was our first attempt at creating a magazine, and we concentrated on making the magazine as lively and engaging as possible. The unique font selection, dramatic drop caps and use of spreads rather than pages made the magazine stand out from the newspaper.