Webinar: Reinventing the Magazine Experience for the Digital Era

Reinventing the Magazine Experience for the Digital Era

There’s clearly a design revolution afoot. Publications are taking a hard look at how they can stay relevant today with information consumed via multiple formats: magazines, books, tablets, smartphones, e-books. Print isn’t dead, but it is changing dramatically. And the argument now isn’t so much about where content should live; it’s that content should live everywhere. This session will give real proof points of how digital technologies can be used to extend the reach and relevance of traditional print publications.

In this webinar, moderator Callie Neylan will lead a discussion with Colin Fleming, digital publishing evangelist at Adobe Systems, about the emerging technologies designers can use to create new storytelling experiences, and designer Lindsay Powell, ePublishing designer for National Geographic, about what she’s learned through translating National Geographic Magazine for digital distribution: for example, how to reinterpret print publication layouts into whole new designs optimized for mobile dimensions; taking advantage of mobile device functionality; and considering what more can be brought to a digital magazine through the enhanced interactivity of mobile devices.

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Lindsay Powell 200px altLindsay Powell is a graphic designer in Washington, D.C., with more than eight years combined experience in print, web and mobile design. She currently works as the ePublishing designer for National Geographic, where she helps reinterpret print magazines for the tablet platform, develops multimedia content and interactive graphics, and builds digital issues. This has given her the opportunity to work with Adobe directly to learn about and use the Digital Publishing Suite as it develops. She previously worked as a designer on the National Public Radio website, NPR.org. Lindsay received her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Colin Fleming Adobe headshotColin Fleming is at the confluence of design and print workflows, which lead to a variety of digital formats and experiences using Adobe tools. Digital publishing has numerous forms and formats—choosing the right one for your expression is the key—and Colin combines the tools and techniques to make this happen. His knowledge of photography, 3D, design, print production, prepress and software provide workflow solutions to cartographers, medical illustrators, advertising and design agencies, and publishing and print-media outlets. He has taught intense, high-level classes in design and production techniques since 1999. He is an Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, InCopy, Acrobat and Lightroom, and is a Suites Master Instructor. He also has recorded video training with both lynda.com and Video2Brain, and has numerous recordings on AdobeTV about digital publishing and ePub workflows. Twitter: @grayfive.


Callie Neylan 200pxCallie Neylan is a designer, researcher and writer who has worked in visual and interaction design for renowned design firms Gensler and Teague and nonprofit media organization NPR. She has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Washington and MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art), teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in design. She is an award-winning designer whose work has been recognized by Communication ArtsI.D. and AIGA, and featured in The New York TimesFast Company and on Gizmodo.

Callie holds an MFA in design from the University of Washington in Seattle and is currently an assistant design professor at UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) in Baltimore. Her research interests focus on the aesthetics of interaction design.

About this series

“Breakthroughs: Where Inspiration and Technology Meet” is a new webinar series designed by Adobe and AIGA exclusively for members.

Great designers need more than good ideas to succeed. Knowing this AIGA and Adobe, the official AIGA sponsor for design solutions, have designed a free members-only webinar series to explore the ways that today’s studios are creating innovative, multiplatform experiences and the tools they’re using to achieve them.

Through visual presentations and instructive case studies, visionary designers will pair with Adobe experts to offer guidance to help lead you to your next breakthrough. Moderated by educator and interaction designer Callie Neylan, each session will address industry best practices and fresh ideas for using new technology and platforms to solve client challenges.

Not sure you can make it? Go ahead and register if you think you might be able to attend; the live webinar will be held on Adobe Connect and includes an invaluable Q&A session near the end. In the event that you cannot attend, all registrants will be sent a link to view the archive within a week after the webinar concludes.

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