Knowing is half the battle
Tada! It's done! The very first issue of KNOW is ready for the presses, as is the 50th issue of YES Mag. For those who don't know, I'm the sole graphic designer for both of these children's science magazines... from cover to cover, I create all of the page layouts and some of the illustrations. I'm fiercely proud of KNOW in particular because I got to design it from scratch, and create a pair of cartoon mascots as well.
I've been working for this magazine publisher for over a year now, and it's the best job I've ever had. When you work as a freelance designer, you don't usually get to work on anything as worthwhile as an educational children's magazine. Usually you're just putting together advertisements for Burger World or Static Dynamics Abstract E-Deliverables or whatever. But YES and KNOW really feel like something special. In moments of delusion, I almost feel kind of important for working there!
I'm not getting bonus pay for this little endorsement, by the way. (Although, that would be nice. Ha!) I just really think that these two magazines are cool, and are worth checking out if you know a kid who is interested in science. You can find out more about both magazines here, and you can view a few sample pages in the design and graphics sections of my online portfolio.