Design 411

You make a great-looking magazine, but you want to do better. You want to enjoy work more, sharpen your skills and see your product improve. At this fact-packed resource session, distinguished creative director and consultant Robert Newman answers questions submitted by AMPA members. Topics include: working with editors; building and managing a staff; grids, format and architecture; using stock images; finding inspiration; working bigger with smaller budgets; social media for art directors; apps and digital platforms; covers; career development; and creating a happier workplace.

Robert Newman has directed design for Fortune, Entertainment Weekly, Details, New York, Vibe, The Village Voice and Guitar World. Before becoming an art director, he worked as a political organizer, printer, typesetter, paste-up artist and editor. The former creative director of Real Simple and Reader’s Digest, Robert launched the latter’s iPad and Kindle Fire apps. As a consultant, he has helped shape the visual direction of TV Guide, Newsweek, Cottage Living, AARP, O, and many other publications. He acted as creative consultant on iPad launches for Adweek and AARP.

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