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editorial project 01

PERSISTERS

In the Fall of 2016, I was invited to be a part of a grassroots movement to publish stories, interviews, and art around creating a sustainable culture of design. Variable magazine is written and designed by a diverse team, published for print only, and mailed to IBM's global design studios. Each issue casts a timely glimpse into what the design community values.

I named this issue Persisters to celebrate a sisterhood of professional females who share something in common: they all hold visions for the future which offer a stark contrast from tech's status quo. In spite of adversities, these women persist in order to turn their ideas a reality. Most importantly, they challenge whether we're all headed in the same direction. Their stories uplift, awe-inspire, and ask us to consider the consequences when certain groups are left behind.

Rarely do women's aspirations and accomplishments fill all the pages of any one publication. As a curator, I selected each topic and interviewee, then wrote and edited themes surrounding the future of work, leadership, and culture. In addition to this project (where I focused on the content), I've added some projects below to showcase graphic design I've done in editorial projects.

Major Contributors: Raquel Breternitz, Maranda Bodas

 
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future of work (intro)

 
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CINDY Gallop

Cindy Gallop's interview sheds light on the future of work and how she's going about inventing an entirely new industry by acting as though the future is already here.

 
 
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sextech and speaking up

In Cindy's monologue, we really wanted to emphasize statements she made encouraging women to be bold and unyielding.

 
 
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exploration through education  

Jacinda Walker shares invaluable lessons on how to be a teacher in life, not just in the classroom. Her story offers practical advice for helping students with adversities seize opportunities despite limited access.

 
 
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bringing humanity to "human resources" 

Ella Slade's feature on the future of work showcases the changing expectations of the talent pool. She explains how certain values like the need for diversity and social impact are table stakes for new hires.

 
 
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hopes and fears at the women's march

 
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sounds of safe spaces

The IBM Radio is a home for music and talk shows. It's inclusive to everyone and offers a completely open format for people looking to experiment over the airwaves. We interview the female deejays and hosts to learn about the cultural perspective they bring to their shows.

 
 
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art meets science

IBM employees from all backgrounds (not just design) created art and data visualizations which they can freely express their values and the perceptions of the community.

 

 

editorial project 02

THE CLINTON FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT

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role: graphic design, layout

The Clinton Foundation’s sphere of influence covers almost every continent in the world; they work in several areas to assist those who cannot help themselves. My contribution to their initiatives came in designing print materials ranging from the Initiative Briefing booklet to the annual report. I worked on web headers, pattern designs, and travel materials.

 

 

editorial project 03

KATE SPADE RETROSPECTIVE

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role: graphic design, layout

This book is a retrospective of the last decade of the Kate Spade brand. It has several sections that define different periods and styles throughout the decade, which includes handbags, short films, advertisements, etc.

 

 

editorial project 04

WHY ARE YOU SURPRISED I'M STILL HERE?

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exhibition in brooklyn for signs made by the homeless collected across the United states by billy kaufman

 
 
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role: graphic design, layout