As an HCI major with editing and journalism minors, to say I’ve done my fair share of website and periodical design would be an understatement.
News and magazine layouts are some of the most fulfilling pieces of design work I’ve done. In addition to my work at the Whitworthian, I took an internship in the summer of 2019 at The Spokesman-Review, designing web layouts for their Further Review features, and I quite enjoy designing fictional magazines and websites on my own time.
The magazine cover shown here was a fun project. The design process included first picking a theme and “mood”, then the name reflecting that, then the colors and fonts, and so on. The result is a brand guide I could use to produce further issues of Nosh—although I’ll not wax poetic about my love of brand guides here. See last week’s post for that!
The website mockups here are another project I used to challenge myself with mood and branding. The objective was to create three different moods using only color. Everything else—fonts, photos, logo—are the same. This, too, shows the importance of consistent branding and vision when approaching a design. (There I go again with the brand guides…)