Layout

I've been a digital designer for the most part of my career. This involves web design, email design and elearning design. Occasionally I've approached the odd piece of print work, be it flyer, brochure or billboard, I love it. I like that it's analogue, tangible, smelly.

Starting ODOU I knew there would be a learning curve for me to adapt to: 

  • Pt vs px
  • Leading vs line-height
  • CMYK vs RGB

For the most part, it's fairly straightforward and self-explanatory, the transition, not too rocky. The web is littered with tutorials and screencasts to assist those less in-the-know and I've called in the help of friends and family to lend a hand too.

My cousin, Eoghan, is a print and digital designer too and together we've began work on laying out the magazine. We're experimenting with type, photography and choosing the appropriate number of columns and gutters. 

The logo lends itself well to be superimposed over photography, becoming a part of the image itself.

The logo lends itself well to be superimposed over photography, becoming a part of the image itself.

Part of the artist's section involves statements of work. Through the process of collaborating with the artist, we agree that separating content from imagery is more flattering for showcasing the work.

Part of the artist's section involves statements of work. Through the process of collaborating with the artist, we agree that separating content from imagery is more flattering for showcasing the work.

Eoghan designed a way of treating pull-quotes within articles where it wouldn't deter from the images but support them and the article as a whole.

Eoghan designed a way of treating pull-quotes within articles where it wouldn't deter from the images but support them and the article as a whole.

Laying out the magazine at this stage is a good way for me to see the direction it is taking. Whilst the majority of content is being written at this very moment, and I am always apprehensive of design before content, we are still experimenting at this stage and the direction is tiptop.