I love making publications attractive, visually interesting, and easy to read.
When I work on a book, magazine, or newsletter, my goal is to make it cohesive and clear by using typography, imagery, and other design elements to draw readers in. I know that words are powerful and important tools of communication, and I believe that a clean layout that pleases the eye will elevate those words, making their message even stronger.
Here are several examples of some of my favorite books and magazines that I’ve worked on. Click on the titles to see the PDFs and watch the flip-through videos below!
- NowHere Haven – Promotional book for a housing community that serves the homeless (college project)
- Celebrate Recovery –
- Brum & Bellum Magazine – Brain training & health magazine (college project)
- Sports Facility Guide – Catalog of sport centers in Rutherford County, Tennessee (published, no PDF available)
- Savvy Magazine – Business magazine produced by Wax Family Printing (published, no PDF available)
What to Expect
A Friendly Guide with Experience
Editorial design is like a puzzle with no picture on the box to reference, and the pieces can change shape and size. Sound like a nightmare? I think it sounds fun! I get a thrill out of finding the best place for each piece of information that must be included in a book or magazine.
I'll Need You to Provide the Details
The more information you can provide to me, the smoother the process will go. I'll need all of the body copy typed (MS Word Docs or Google Docs are perfect!), all of the images you want included, and any captions that go with each photo. It's hard to finish a puzzle when you don't have any pieces to start with!
If you need help with finding stock images or taking photos for the design, I'm happy to work with you on that, as well.
Print-Ready PDF of the finished project
I use Adobe InDesign to create my editorial spreads, which is the best tool in the industry for the job, and I will export the project as a digital-view PDF and a print-ready PDF for you. I'm also happy to provide the InDesign file to you, but unless you have InDesign and know how to use it, you won't be able to easily edit the final project. If you find something that needs to be changed, please save yourself a headache and let me handle it!
A Personalized Quote
Editorial jobs are very involve very intricate and time-intensive work, so I start my design fees at $150. Based on the scope of work, number of pages, and amount of image research, I'll give you a custom quote on your editorial project before we begin working together.
Contact me at email@example.com to tell me about your design needs, and I’ll be happy to send you a quote!