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.
AMPA acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) of the Department of Canadian Heritage, as well as the Government of Alberta through the Alberta Multimedia Development Fund (AMDF) towards our project costs.