I was employed by Magnesium Media to Design/create a look for a new Art magazine they wanted to publish. The magazine was launched in 2014, and was assigned its own Art director. In early 2015, after leaving the company to work from home, I undertook the art Direction of Art Edit.
Employer: Magnesium Media
Editor in Chief: Susan Borham; Editors: Madeleine Stratton, Lucy Jones, Katrina Holden
A quarterly glossy high end Travel Magazine aimed at the Luxury Travel market
Redesigned the magazine, and also responsible for all products that are related to Luxury Travel, such as travel booklets and advertising supplements for various tourism boards both in Australia and overseas.
A year spent freelancing. Clients Included GQ Australia (News Limited); Sydney Magazine (Sydney Morning Herald); Westfield Fashion Magazine (ACP Custom Publishing)
Employer: News Limited
Editors: Candida Baker; Helen Anderson; Bruce Guthrie; Helen Trinca; Steve Waterson
A glossy weekly current affairs colour magazine which was inserted in the Weekend Australian Newspaper.
Absolutely loved this job. Where else can you find a magazine that allowed you to photograph Prime Ministers, great sporting icons, great entertainment icons and also just ordinary australians who found greatness thru extraodinary deeds. The Magazine covered anything worth talking about, events that changed the world from triumphs to disasters. It also introduced ideas, causes, events and people we SHOULD be talking about.
But after 550 or so issues and covers, I needed a break. 11 years is a long haul to be Art director of a weekly magazine. But I remember this magazine with great pride and fondness.
Employer: News Limited
Editor in Chief: Bruce Guthrie; Editor: Caroline Mead
A monthly glossy magazine inserted into the Australian Newspaper on the last Friday of each month.
I was the launch creative of Wish and the magazine was under my stewardship until a year of so later when I handed the reins to its own Art director.
This was a period when Newspapers started to introduce colour to their pages. In turn this saw the growth of colour inserted supplements. Wanting a more magazine feel to their supplements, the paper turned to designers with magazine experience, and many designers like myself saw a new opportunity to break away from the design of magazines.
I ultimately worked on and redesigned sections such as Spectrum, Metro, and other colour advertising supplements that went into the SMH or their Weekend addition.
Editors: Peter Fray, Peter Sharp, Bernard Zuel
Employer: Australian Consolidated Press (ACP), now Bauer
Editors: Phil Scott, Angus MacKenzie
Wheels was and still is the Premier Car Magazine in Australia. The Bible for motor enthusiasts in Australia.
Employer: Federal Publishing (FPC), now News Limited
Editor: Rosalind Bromwich
Upmarket glossy Monthly Lifestyle magazine focused on rural Australia.
I inherited the Art Directorship of the magazine when it was published as a Quarterly.
The 3 and a half years I was there, The magazine went bi monthly and then monthly.
Publisher: Mason Stewart
Editor: Andrew Cowell
The names says it all. But...It was really all about the articles. One of the first magazine of its time worldwide that used illustrations and illustrators seriously to enhance a story.
KvB Design School
I'm passionate about design, and feel fortunate to have worked in an environment that doesn't feel like work to me. I am especially passionate about magazines, and feel there will always be a place for this medium, although we are constantly told otherwise. ( I recently just returned from tokyo, and seems no-one has bothered to tell the japanese, print is on life support). I love the whole process from story outline to finish print. The stories, the ideas, the typography, photography, the illustrations and the melding of all these ideas, and the challenges involved to enhance and intrigue a reader into investing their time into your magazine or article. I love how at the end of a days work, there is always the small satisfaction of looking at a layout you have just completed and feel a sense of pride. And...there is nothing more satisfying than having your latest issue in your hands, hot off the press. A vindication of your months work.more...
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