Designing Your Own Magazine
Angela Riechers guides you through the process of creating the "design voice" of a brand-new publication.
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Angela Riechers, design lecturer and former art director of Harper's Magazine as well as other major publications, guides you through the process of creating the "design voice" of a brand-new publication from start to finish. Working within Adobe InDesign, she demonstrates how typeface, layout, color palette, photographs/illustrations, and other visual elements can be fused into a multilayered yet organic sensibility. She also reveals her personal post-design protocol, including spot-checking as well as preparing files for printing and/or uploading.
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Angela Riechers is an art director, educator, and consultant with fifteen years of professional experience designing national magazines including More , O at Home, the New York Times T Magazine, and Harper's . Her writing appears online on the AIGA Voice and Design Observer. She has taught numerous graphic design courses at the City College of New York and the School of Visual Arts. Angela's work has been recognized by the Society of Publication Designers and the Art Director's Club, and was featured in the The Speck Report: A Curious Collection of Uncommon Things. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons while studying for a master's degree in Design Criticism at SVA.