Graphic art and design
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Apogee Magazine

Art Direction, Book Design, Print

Apogee, High Point University’s biannual literary magazine, serves as a showcase for student work, featuring fiction, poetry, personal essays and art from emergent and established writers and artists. I designed the Fall 2016 issue, which included overseeing a graphic design major as they contributed three magazine spreads for inclusion in the book, gaining real-world design experience.

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 Several students had two or more pieces published in the book. Each submission from the same author has a visual cue to tie them together.

Several students had two or more pieces published in the book. Each submission from the same author has a visual cue to tie them together.

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 Given the range of experimental poetry, fiction, and personal essays, each piece in the 58-page book presented its own challenges.  The “Closet Nerds” story, which includes extensive footnotes to supplement the main narrative, took several experiments to hit upon the solution: spacious margins with colorful marginalia.

Given the range of experimental poetry, fiction, and personal essays, each piece in the 58-page book presented its own challenges.

The “Closet Nerds” story, which includes extensive footnotes to supplement the main narrative, took several experiments to hit upon the solution: spacious margins with colorful marginalia.

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 Each design also reflects the emotional mood of the piece— those written around heavier themes receiving darker treatment, and vice versa.

Each design also reflects the emotional mood of the piece— those written around heavier themes receiving darker treatment, and vice versa.

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Award-Winning

Award-Winning

This issue of Apogee posed a particular challenge when the production was rushed in order to make the submission deadline for the N.C. College Media Association statewide contest. Six weeks, start to finish, the magazine was approved, proofed, and rolling off the presses.

The effort was worth it when Apogee placed second for “Best of Show.”

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