WORN Fashion Journal

It’s a fashion magazine with an indie heart and a grad student’s soul. — The Toronto Star

Background— WORN Fashion Journal discusses the cultures, subcultures, histories, and personal stories of fashion. WORN strives to embody a place between pop culture magazine and academic journal that opens new avenues in art and fashion theory by hovering where these two ideas intersect, connecting with fashion scholars and artists.

Process— Put together by a team of in-house and freelance designers, illustrators, and photographers, my role as art director was to oversee all creative work and manage a sense of cohesion throughout each issue. In-house design positions were usually filled by aspiring designers or design students, so I worked closely with the in-house staff to guide them through the design process, from concept development to final design. By consciously articulating the thinking behind my design decisions, I also helped to educate WORN’s editor on how she could use good graphic design as a way to increase the magazine’s readership.

Solution— I redesigned the magazine from scratch to give the art department a flexible, yet consistent template to experiment with.