Link Magazine 2016 Design

Client Canterbury Christ Church University

Format 210 x 148.5 mm, 48 pages

Skills InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, picture research, art working

Link magazine is a yearly publication, aimed at former students of Canterbury Christ Church University. Link is available in both print and digital format.

Link Magazine 2016 layout design showing the class notes section that contains information about what university alumni are up to now.

Link Magazine 2016 layout design feature about science breakthroughs discovered by the university.

Link Magazine 2016 layout design for a feature Brexit and its impact.

Link Magazine 2016 layout design feature about the new plans for the expansion of Canterbury Christ Church University. The double page features and artist's sketch of how the new campus will look.

This image features the silhouette of the steeple of the university's chapel against a sunset, with the strapline 'Pushing the Boundaries'.

The brief: Link magazine 2016

I’d redesigned the Link magazine, for CCCU, in 2015. The client was happy with the design and wanted me to continue it for the 2016 edition.

The design: Link magazine 2016

It was good to revisit the Link after a year. Despite the client being happy with the design, there were a few minor design changes that I took the opportunity to make.

I added more styling to the ‘class notes’ section, since that section, being about former students, is the main focus of the magazine. This time I used different heading styles, which made the dates and student/course names a lot clearer. I also moved the running head and folio, at the bottom of the page, down lower. That was a little thing, but it had been annoying me.

In the previous issue, I found I had quite a lot of space to work with. I had to be constructive with the design and used images, different colours and irregular-sized shapes to fill the pages. This wasn’t a problem for the 2017 issue – it had a lot more text and images. I used the same colour palette to break up the sections, but this time content and design was a lot more balanced.