my misadventures with visual design

my misadventures with visual design - student project

I've never arranged a magazine layout so I decided to make that my challenge for the class project.

This mythical magazine will feature my own artwork, because why not? For my sketches I tried to vary the arrangement of elements to match each artwork style. I don't think it translated as well as it could, but I knew in my head what I wanted to do or start off doing.

For inspiration, browsing through my Bazaar and InStyle magazines weren't very...inspirational. Layout-wise at least. So I simply fell back on the principles and examples in the videos...which helped tenfold (duh Nicole).


my misadventures with visual design - image 1 - student project

my misadventures with visual design - image 2 - student project

I've used InDesign many times before, but this experience was different. The interface isn't as intuitive in my case as Photoshop or Illustrator, and I honestly didn't know how to create half the things I saw in my head, so a lot of time was spent Googling. I'm having fun nonetheless . Next I'll upload my spreads, and hopefully get some feedback?

Coco Anderson

creator of magic ☾