I wear many hats, no doubt about it. I have no less than four jobs at the moment(and that’s not unusual for me). I spend Monday mornings being a children’s librarian and putting on a weekly story time (so fun!), Fridays being a sewing teacher, every so often making toys to sell, and the rest of my working time (and the bulk of it too) being a designer for Taproot Magazine. It’s been nearly a year since I started my job at Taproot, so I thought it was about time to share some of the things I’ve been up to.
I kind of do a myriad of things there. My main task is laying out the magazine, which means I take all the lovely content that our contributors provide and synthesize it all into magazine form. Basically I get handed a bunch of word docs and image files and a map of what goes where in each issue and I turn it into the finished product, with input to refine and proofread it all.
In addition I create some content too. Sometimes I play photographer. I take photos for articles, products, and of the magazine itself for our website.
For each issue I also design the inside covers, endpapers if you will. They range from painted repeat patterns to paper collages and three dimensional paper assemblages.
In the back of each issue I also hand letter a thank you to our readers. Here are the ones I’ve done so far: