Voyage

Voyage is a travel magazine entirely created by UW undergraduate students. Voyage was founded in 2016, with 5 issues published in the past 2 years. ​​

In 2017, I joined the team as a layout designer. Since then, I have co-designed Voyage's latest 2 issues with another layout designer. 

DURATION

October 2017 - current

 

TEAM

Photography team, Editorial team,

Marketing team, Art & Design team

 

MY ROLE

Layout designer

OUR MISSION

 "Through written and visual stories, we seek to inspire adventure and increase cultural and geographic awareness."

Photos credit to Steven Leonti

Recent Issues

ISSUE 4: THE PERSPECTIVE ISSUE

Size: 8.5" x 11"

Pages:​ 46

This issue strives to highlight individuals whose stories have been historically neglected. We hope this issue of Voyage offers new perspectives on travel and captures the importance of representation

ISSUE 5: THE FOOD ISSUE

Size: 8.5" x 11"

Pages:​ 34

This issue celebrates the universal and love language of food and the lessons learned while eating our way around the globe.

How do we make the magazine?

01 WRITERS CREATE STORIES

 

The writers, either from the team or from the UW community, will work with the copy editors to create articles for the issue. 

02 ARTISTS CREATE VISUAL CONTENT

 

Meanwhile, photographers and artists on the team will work closely with the writers to create visual contents. 

03 SKETCHES FOR LAYOUT

 

I am usually responsible for designing the layout for half of the articles. After receiving the first rough draft of the writing content, I will make sketches for the layouts. 

sketches for layouts

04 LAYOUT VARIATIONS

 

I will then create variations of the layouts on Indesign and show them to the team for feedback.

 

 

layout variations

05 FINAL EDIT

 

Designers and copy editors will work together to make final edits. After finalizing all content, I will polish the fine details of the layout such as rags, alignment, and line spacing.

fixing the rag (left: before/ right: after)

06 PRINTING

 

We will send out the final copy of the magazine to a professional print shop to print.  

checking the test print

 Layout Showcase

Below are some layouts designed by me from Issue 5

Release Party: Building the Community

My favorite thing about Voyage is that we not only spread the spirit of travel through our magazine but also bring a community that is passionate about travel, nature and culture together with our events. 

Reflection and Action

01 IMPROVE VISUAL UNITY 

 

  • Type Alignment 

  • Line Spacing

  • Color Scheme 

 

 

 

02 EFFICIENT COMMUNICATION

 

 

  • Work closely with copy editors and artists

  • Improve communication with the print shop