1) First, I finished my global journalist design. The whole experience was definitely a learning experience. When I got the assignment and my pieces for the design, my editor and I were in completely different places. My editor had no idea what was going on at all. Thank goodness for Aimee. My first design was completely different from the second because the photo they had given me for the lead could only run super small. So after the editors realized that then, they understood my first design a little better. Aimee and I met to discuss more photo options and worked out all the issues. Thanks Aimee!
2) Pets issue comes out tomorrow!!! YAY!! Everybody pick one up! I think it looks great. I am just so excited to see it. The other designers and I have been so involved with this thing since the very beginning and I feel like more than any other piece I have done this semester, this one is our baby. Here was our template example. I'll put up photos of my department and feature soon.
We had our presentations with the lovely people from Meredith Corporation this week. I think they all went really great! They liked our magazine and were happy with the design and ideas we all had. I had a great time talking with them about our product and about the business in general. They had a lot of great things to say. I had absolutely a great time making Mix and I am very thankful to them and the time they gave us.
IN THE DESIGN WORLD:
I read on a design blog that Steven Meisel has shot every cover of Italian Vogue for over the last 20 years. His 317 covers to date can now be found in a book. What a fun book to have. And what a feat!