The AQ Social Inclusion Index. Issue 4, 2016
Cover design of special edition of Americas Quarterly.
At AQ, my main goal is always to create strong designs and concepts to portray the magazine’s stories.
REDESIGN OF AQ
This past year, the magazine got a new Editor-in-Chief, who decided to change the entire look of the magazine. Donald Partyka, the Creative Director, chose new typefaces (Espinosa and Chaco) and created a new grid. I assisted on redesigning the department pages. Our goal was to create a cleaner and more consistent look, and more use of photojournalism.
Panorama is our culture, food, travel and film section. I manage, research images and design this section. It has a different look from the rest of the magazine. I made the new design less serious and more visually interesting, by making the logo bigger and bolder, and using a full page image on the opener.
This is our book review section, which I also manage. Aspiring for a cleaner and subtler look, I replaced the heavy boxes with use of different weights and color of the Chaco Sans Serif typeface and light rules. On this new design, I photograph the books too.
My work as the Associate Art Director at AQ has been recognized at the Society of Publication Designers and American and Latin American Photography and Illustration.
Academic Brain Drain. July 2014.
Story about Mexico's U.S. trained scholars immigrating back to the United States for better conditions in academics and research funding.
I designed the feature story and art directed Dan Bejar’s illustration. Bejar’s illustration won Merit Award PUB 50 of the Society of Publication Designers and was selected by the American Illustration competition.
Dispatches from Manaus, Brazil. October 2016.
A look at how garbage is choking the waterways and the lives of the residents of Manaus, the Amazon's largest city.
I designed the feature story and art directed Lucas Amorelli’s photography. Amorelli’s opener photograph was chosen by the Latin American Fotografía competition.
Robots in Your Future. May 2016.
Story for the future of robotics in Latin America. From driverless cars to drones.
I designed the feature story and art directed Neil Stevens’ illustration. Steven’s opener illustration was selected by the Latin American Ilustración competition.
Women in Tech. Issue 1, 2017
Article about the challenges Latin American women face in the tech industry and recommendations on how to succeed. Written by Claudia de Heredia, a tech entrepreneur in Mexico and cofounder of Kichink.
I designed the feature story with a collaboration of the creative director Donald Partyka. We decided to use Heredia’s quote very big on the opener to shock our readers and emphasize the inequality that women still face at the workplace.
The Big Picture. Issue 3, 2016
An overview of key economics and social indicators of countries from Latin America and Caribbean. Art direction, image research and layout design of infographic. Maps by Matt Kania.