Every year, the graduating information design class works together as a team to create a single magazine. That's right – 28 people, one magazine. Each student must create a cover design and then a vote is taken to determine the winner, and my cover won. My design included conceptual elements from other students' articles featured in the magazine. These elements were put together using layer masks – a key component of the art direction.
Serenity Now Spread
As part of the same class magazine, each student must also write and design their own article based on the theme. In 2016, the theme was 'defining moments', and my article focuses on how mindfulness can play a crucial role in being present for (or missing out on) major life events. Much like the cover, layer masks are used to align with the art direction.
A self-directed magazine on a true passion of mine: film photography. Using a mix of personal photography and curated images, this magazine covers everything from how to process your own film with coffee to how photography can cultivate unlikely relationships. The special feature is an interview with Kevin J. Mellis, a wet plate collodion artist from Calgary, AB.
Environmental Crime Infographic
On a topic selected by the department (crime), students thoroughly researched subtopics to create an infographic poster to deliver to the criminal justice department at MRU.
BVSPCA Social Media How-To
As part of our seminar-based course for Roles in Contemporary Practices, my team was partnered with the Bow Valley SPCA. They told us their struggle to reach new audiences to acquire necessary funding for their no-kill animal shelter and we saw an opportunity to teach them about the value of social media.
Using content provided from my teammates, I created this handy poster as a quick summary of a comprehensive document (also included in their package) on how to understand and use social media to grow your business.