I have an entry-level design background.
This experience comes with its advantages.
But at times.
The experience causes me to overestimate my abilities. To counter this flaw, I used Pages, a Mac word processor to design this magazine. It limits my options.
But it has a bit of everything to make it a useful tool for this purpose.
I visited canva.
I spent hours looking at their designs. I concentrated on magazine templates.
But I also went to the creative market.
To look not only for inspiration but also if possible, to buy a magazine template that can fulfill my requirements.
A challenge I kept facing not one design, had all the things I was looking for, all the templates I loved they had bits and pieces.
Internal Conflict as I Was Choosing a Design Style
Most designs I located used lots of images.
I was looking for a design that will fit long essays, this fueled my internal friction.
I then decided to design the magazine by picking favorites designs I found.
The result was far from my aim.
To offset this I borrowed some elements of the design used by this publication theme.
Deciding Between Designing for Print or Digital
I researched how to design for print or digital.
Plus I tried to also verify print on demand as I considered it one of the possibilities I could pick.
What I found unnerved me so much so that I’ll prefer to release only digital release as a PDF.
I will however make the PDF print-ready.
Ready to be printed at any size without loss of quality for both images and texts.
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