I had the immense pleasure of being Creative Director for Miami University’s only student-led fashion and lifestyle publication. With three issues each year, ranging in theme and design approach, I got to lead a team of ten to design every issue.
SUMMER 2018 THE "RE-" ISSUE
Challenge: Our Summer issue theme was Re- and it was my job to realize this theme within the design of the publication.
Solution: For our final issue of the school year, we wanted to take a look at sustainability. "Re-" is a prefix that can take on many, many meanings within our magazine, and offers various interpretations. Recreate. Renew. Rejuvenate. Rethink. Reclaim. Redesign. Redefine. I began my design work by looking at earthy, impactful design inspiration. Our vision included light, summery, washed out design. For this important issue, we decided to make it full size with a 100% recycled cover.
FALL 2017 UNCONVENTIONAL
Challenge: Our Fall 2017 issue theme was Unconventional and it was my job to realize this theme within the design of the publication.
Solution: By researching unconventional design and trends, I directed my team to think outside of the box. I took the same direction and implemented and edited spreads to be eccentric and alternative—not what our readers were expecting. I did this by incorporating hand elements, breaking crops and boundaries, and editing photos with glitches and seldom used overlays. The result was one of our best issues yet, gaining the most attendance to our release party, as well as the most issues picked up across campus.
WINTER 2018 THE PURPOSE ISSUE
Challenge: Our Winter issue theme was Purpose and it was my job to realize this theme within the design of the publication.
Solution: I began by finding purposeful design inspiration. Our vision included lush, deep, simplistic, and well-crafted design. This is such a departure from our last issue which was all about thinking outside of the box—this time, it is all about classic, clean executions. Under my direction, our design team created a purposeful magazine with elegant attributes.