Although starting as an unpaid intern in July of 2013, I am now a contracted graphic designer utilizing my knowledge of print and web design to contribute regularly to Style Magazines, located in Orlando, FL. Publishing two monthly magazines, Orlando Style and Tampa Style, as well as a quarterly publication, The Concierge Guide, Style Magazines has been setting trends with unparalleled instinct and impeccable taste for more than ten years. As a graphic designer, my job is to assist the editorial team in creating dynamic content for both the print and web versions of each publication.
It has been a privilege to work for Style Magazines and to contribute to a refresh of the websites for Orlando and Tampa Style, as well as a complete redesign of both print publications.
In November of 2014, I was given the opportunity to redesign the style sheets for both Orlando and Tampa Style. From headers and footers to content pages and editorial layouts, the magazines were given a complete makover, moving from blocky slabs and tired sans-serifs to a bold sans-serif for callouts and headlines, paired with an elegant serif for the body copy. This contrast also creates a sense of depth and sophistication that the publications previously lacked in some areas.
From multiple page editorials to short articles, every layout needs to stay within the Style Magazines stylesheet, maintaining readability with a fresh design that engages the reader. Flip through a digital issue of Orlando Style at OrlandoStyleMagazine.com
Redesigning the 2015 Media Kit for Style Magazines was a challenge as it needed to reflect the magazines while enticing potential advertisers in only twelve pages. Although packed full of statistics, by utilizing bold typefaces, vibrant visuals and large pull quotes, I was able to design the booklet to be informational without leaving the reader feeling overwhelmed.
Style Magazines Contributing Writer
Aside from being a part of the production team at Style Magazines, I have also had the privilege of writing as a contributor for both Orlando Style and Tampa Style. I have written articles covering fashion for both men and women, product reviews as well as drink and food reviews. All of my articles, columns and reviews can be read on OrlandoStyleMagazine.com and TampaStyleMagazine.com.
If you would like samples of my written work, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org