Role: graphic designer, editor
Year: 2014 - 2017
Place: Umeå Institute of Design
When I joined Umeå Institute of Design I as delighted to hear that there is a student magazine, coming out on a weekly basis and anyone can be part of the design team. I've always been fascinated by editorial graphic design, and wanted to try that myself. Prior to Wozzop I haven't had a good excuse to step into that field. I loved working ith the magazine and eventually took over as the editor, training new students.
Being part of the Wozzop team was an enormous learning opportunity - I learned how to use InDesign, which I have never had any contact with by then. I also learned a lot about printing and adjusting the color setup, print layout, and got familiar with advanced features of printers. And everything in an intensive crash-course pace, as each issue had to be designed over the weekend.
I joined Wozzop as a graphic designer. In that role my task was to arrange provided content into a 8-page format. I would receive the content on Friday evening and had to finish by Sunday evening - the design had to be completed within 2 days, and prepared in a format suitable for printing as well as digital distribution. I alays stried to make each week visually unique, exploring the different functions of InDesign.
At the end of the first year I started helping out as an editor, and continued in that role for the coming years, trying to build a team of designers and other editors. Being an editor meant I was in charge of finding the content for the magazine and scheduling graphic designers each week. I would search for valuable articles to reprint, inspirational videos, and forwarding important information from th faculty. I would later evaluate if design and format are suitable for printing, then print it and distribute it every Monday morning.
Here's a few examples of the magazine spreads that I designed
My interest in games led to following cosplayers who bring to life fictional characters. Over the last years I gave it a try myself and crated a few cosplays as a hobby.