In this assignment, our client situation was that we were hired for an internship with the LDS Church Magazines and our first project was to write and design a two-page magazine spread for the Ensign. We used the program, InDesign, to create our magazine spread. This was my first time using this program. I learned a lot creating this project! The past few weeks we have been working on this project by creating sketches, choosing a sketch, receiving critiques on our personally written articles, creating a shape map in InDesign, and then placing our final project together. Here are images of my sketches and shape map again:
And here is my final project! It was exciting learning how to create my original vision for this project. I received great critiques to guide me along the way. After creating my shape map, I placed my text and images into the document. Then, I made sure to have a great contrasting title and made some edits to create “white space” for better visual flow. I explain more in my video and critique summary below:
Critique: On July 8th, I printed my draft and connected with my classmates, Susan Ruske and Cristy Crawford, to critique our projects over Google Hangouts. Here is the link to that critique meeting:
Susan and Cristy had great feedback. They suggested that I highlight and change the color of my subtitles, and that I watch for “widow” text. They also suggested that I keep my text out of my drop shadows from my images. I submitted my drafts to my instructor also. She suggested that I repeat elements by making my highlighted quote text box an oval and that I had a third oval image for more design flow. She also suggested that I delete my quote that I had at the top, left page to open that area up for more “white space” and better visual flow. I also had some wording to close to the edges of elements so I had to resize and rearrange my text in order to not create tangents and tension. Great feedback!
Title: Cooper Black (heavily weighted, old style serif typeface) for contract and Lucida Calligraphy (Script) for subscript. Body Copy: Arial and Arial Black (San Serif)