While editorial content and voice ultimately establish a magazine’s brand, design is the elaborate stage from which that voice is projected. Students in the Graphic Design for Print & Web program at Humber College use Adobe InDesign and it’s Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) features to develop an understanding of the aesthetic and technical issues unique to print magazine publications and the digital publishing suite production workflow. Each student assumes the role of a creative director for their magazine of choice and may choose to write their own articles or aggregate published articles that suite the brand of their magazine.
While examining the design strategies employed by an existing magazine; including content layout, imagery and typographic style, students design a multi-page feature spread, magazine cover and an advertiser for their project. Once the design strategies and layouts are established for print, students brainstorm ideas on how to blend and enhance their design with their magazine’s print format by adding interactive multimedia to their Digital magazine publication using Adobe InDesign’s DPS features such as interactive slideshows, audio, video, and HTML.
Here are a few examples of our current and past student projects. Digital magazines can also be purchased through the texture app and other magazine apps through the App Store.
Amelia Roblin | ameliaroblin.com
Cameron Phillips | camerondphillips.com
Adrianne Cataneo | adriannecataneo.ca