Category Archives: Magazine Design

August Cover

I love how this cover turned out, we wanted to incorporate the vibe of the Olympics without sacrificing having a member on the cover or a WI focus. So we took this Roller Derby star, added in some red, white and blue, trimmed ‘games’ in the Olympic colours and the result is a bright and cheery nod to the Olympic spirit, in WI style!


Crown Cover

April Angel

Isn’t she lovely, Isn’t she wonderfuuuuul. At WI Life we showcase members on the cover, so planning and executing the shoots to capture the essence of these women is very exciting. This amazing cover was shot by Peter Schiazza, with journo Liz Frost up a ladder sprinking confetti over the gorgeous Tara Miles. Spring was around the corner so I spent some time adding florescence to the confetti (and throwing in a few extra digital handfuls – I couldn’t resist). I then made big Puss in Boots eyes at my editor and asked her nicely to use the words Joy and Ole in her coverlines so that I could add extra energy to the cover. I think the result is very Boom Boom Pow!

Gok Wan – fabulously faceted!

Gok was captured by the fab Peter Schiazza, and I felt that the images captured a more pensive and slightly darker side to a man that could easily be misjudged as a frivolous fashionista. I let them lead me into a design that layered dark baroque and fushia pink elements, and used a solid commanding typeface for the headline. This is a man who deserves to have all facets of his personality honoured.