Just a few of the many front covers that I designed for iconic British magazine TV Times during my spell as Art Director. More covers can be viewed at this Tumblr and some of my TV Times page layouts can be viewed further below.
TV Times page layouts
One of the challenges in designing for weekly magazines is that features are rarely given more than a double page spread but need to create a visual balance out of many elements within that space – a lead image, a large headline and intro, pullquotes, 800 words of text, sidebars and a handful of drop-in pictures. On weekly magazines like TV Times I’ve usually had less opportunity to design many page layouts myself due to the amount of time spent working on covers, planning or checking pages, carrying out redesign projects and managing the work of art teams meeting daily deadlines, but here is a small selection of layouts that I either designed or heavily re-designed myself while working on Britain’s best-loved TV listings weekly.
TV Times redesign
To show some more examples of the look & feel of my final TV Times redesign, here is a small selection of layouts created by different members of the TV Times design team working closely under my art direction.