Redesign a Magazine with Erin McPhee – 1 of 2

Join designer Erin McPhee and host Kladi Vergine for an editorial design deep dive on Adobe Live! This week, Erin will redesign a bi-annual publication called The Vault Zine. The Vault Zine’s mission is to produce, promote and distribute work created by emerging women-identifying writers and artists. Learn from Erin as she designs and experiments with different treatments including layouts, colors, covers and typography in Illustrator and InDesign. If you’re interested in designing your own publication, this is the stream for you!

Guest Erin McPhee is a freelance art director, designer and illustrator based in Toronto, Canada:

Host Kladi Vergine is the visual strategist and founder of Studio Printmysoul, a Manchester-based design studio:

Featured Client: The Vault Zine
Join us on Behance:

00:00 Start
5:37 Erin discusses her work and preps work for the editorial redesign
20:11 Creating a mood board for the redesign
30:42 Starting redesign work in InDesign
32:55 Setting up Master Pages in InDesign
35:30 How to handle problematic paragraph text
44:15 San serif vs. serif fonts in body copy
56:23 Working on styles for headlines and bylines
1:04:15 Adding space for margins
1:08:11 Exploring photo placement within the design
1:18:15 Continuing layout with photos
1:25:16 Adding pull quotes in the margins
1:33:35 Review of the AI Daily Creative Challenge


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