ICView | Editorial Design

ICView | Editorial Design

I designed the layout for this feature story in ICView, the Ithaca College alumni magazine. This won the CASE award for Excellence in Photography, 2016.

Goals: Showcase the people behind the story, and how they connect. Pull the reader in. Move the reader. Honor the Brentwood Boys, and tell an authentic story about their Ithaca College experience. I selected intimate photos, and laid them out to be the main focus. Subtle grit behind the clean copy emulates the journey. Title treatment feels like collegiate wrestling without being too preppy, quotes are played up, and the end pulls it together with a more playful look that fits the magazine.

Challenge: One night to cut 12 pages down to 10. I solved this by prioritizing design decisions, so that I could make adjustments without sacrificing the center spread, the lead-in spread, or any of the photos.