Dezine

About the lay-out

As an end-of-year project we had to design a magazine targeted to graphic designers. We had to invent a name for the magazine and decide on a style for both the given interviews and portfolio. We could let our creative juices flow so I decided to go colourful without going over the top (within my definition of "over the top"). I wanted both the interviews and portfolio's to stand out in their own way without losing the overarching flow of the magazine by using the same colour palette for both categories.

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If I could go back in time, I would've changed the cover completely. Since I didn't want to "cheat" by changing the cover just for the purpose of having a perfect portfolio, I left it as is. I personally find it important to look back on earlier projects without skewing the reality. I wasn't a seasoned designer back then and I still had (and have) a lot to learn and it is interesting to see how I interpreted the cover of the magazine. Now, I would take a less busy approach, even on the inside of the magazine. I tried to fit in too many elements within one page. I like where I was going with the design but it got a little too overwhelming on some spreads. We learn from our mistakes.