Design and art direction for a bimonthly magazine published by a small Bible school and church in the Monadnock region of New Hampshire, six issues. Client: Kingdom Christian Ministries.
Budget and printing restrictions were tight for this project. The magazine is printed in-house, so bleeds are not an option and colored pages are limited. I loved the challenge of making the design interesting and beautiful, claiming the white edges and grayscale palette as a feature rather than a liability.
I also enjoy taking the written word and representing it visually, whether via editorial illustration or through innovative photo choices. There was a lot of opportunity for that kind of work in Times of Restoration.
And perhaps the most exciting part of this project was having complete control over the design. I built the template—layout, grid, typographic styles, cover themes, photo style—completely from scratch, retaining nothing from the previous design except the tabloid paper size. The editor of the magazine gave me free rein, and thus the design feels more personal and particularly mine than much of my work for other clients.
New Boston, NH, USA
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