PORTAL MAGAZINE, 2014 & 2014 ISSUES
Portal Magazine is an annual, national selling magazine that is based out of Nanaimo, BC. For both the 2013 issue and the 2014 issue, I worked closely with the publisher, editor, art director, and production team to do a complete redesign of the entire magazine. The publisher wanted to keep an island feel yet still appeal to people across Canada, as well as take advantage the four colour printing they were paying for. My main goal for Portal Magazine was to step away from the classic book-style layout that they had been using and introduce a more modern "magazine" feel. I added coloured tabs to differentiate literary types (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and scripts) for quick reading, and large, full-bleed images with rounded corners to bring a contemporary feel to the magazine. The covers were designed by third year graphic design students at Vancouver Island University.