Magazine design for all-girls school

Westover School magazine design
Westover SchoolPrintPrintPublication DesignIndustryIndustryEducationProject teamProject teamLily RoblesCreative Director, PartnerEllery MooreyArt Director & UX DesignerEmily KnappSenior Designer

Engaging alumni

The Westover School approached us to redesign their Alumnae Magazine a few years ago. We worked with the communications team at Westover to make the magazine design more scannable and easily readable through a modern and sophisticated design. The redesigned magazine received enthusiastic and positive feedback from alumnae and faculty and it increased alumnae engagement.

We are very proud and happy to work with Westover. They are an all-girls boarding school in Middlebury, Connecticut. The school empowers young women to lead lives of consequence through leadership and innovation.

After we completed the initial redesign, we’ve continued to design and improve each subsequent issue over the past few years. The magazine keeps alumnae connected to their Westover family and serves as their primary communication tool.

Westover School magazine design
Westover School magazine design

Magazine Design

One of the challenges with any print design project is understanding your audience. Since Westover is an alumnae magazine, the age of their readers varies greatly. It was important that we walk that fine line in the graphic design of having a large enough font size for the older generations but small enough that we could be economical with space.

The magazine is a bi-yearly publication in summer and winter which leads to a large variety in the types of content. We created a dynamic modular graphic style that allows each issue to feel unique and fresh but with a consistent color palette and font styles so they’re still a family. The magazine is an ever-evolving graphic design and we love stretching ourselves creatively!

Westover School magazine design
Westover School magazine design

The Opus team always manages to elicit a delighted “Oh wow!” response from us when we see their design work, even when we have had an active role in shaping the content and the direction of the design. That’s a sign of their creative vision, their sparkling design sense, and their out-of-the-box imaginations.

Rich BeebeAssociate Director of Advancement Communications, Director of Publications

 

The magazine is an ever-evolving graphic design and we love stretching ourselves creatively!

Westover School magazine design
Westover School magazine design