Magazine cover I designed while working for What's Here! The photographer was the very talented Elle Photography.
These are examples of recurring editoral features in the Visitor Connection magazine. I would work with the publisher and editor in planning the points of interest to cover, and then acquiring or taking the photography and laying out the feature.
At What's Here! we produced three print products: Concierge Connection (monthly trade pub), Visitor Connection (quarterly tourism pub for the visitor), and the Concierge Directory (spiral-bound trade directory for concierges). We also had a presence in Orange County and Los Angeles.
As Art Director I created 17 publications annually for the San Diego region.

This is my redesign of the Visitor Connection cover. The task was to change it from a journal size to a digest. The new layout included windows to feature multiple advertisers; the info was grouped together in a cohesive way, and the borders gave it a clean, finished feel.
This was a section in the Visitor Connection winter 2007 featuring the theme parks of Southern California.
These are publications I designed for K&K Publications. San Diego Bride & Groom was a quarterly, and San Diego This Week (visitor guide) was a bi-monthly publication. As Art Director I created 28 publications annually and worked for them for over six years. My involvement also included planning photoshoots, photo editing, ad design, planning the production schedule, managing in-house and freelance designers and writers.
Sample pages from San Diego Bride & Groom.
Sample spread from the Catering section.
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