Magazine Design

Covers and Spreads

I've designed and managed the art direction for special edition magazines published by Colorado media outlets and weekly political news magazines. 

2017 Denver Broncos Magazine

The 2017 Denver Broncos Preview Magazine was published by The Gazette in Colorado Springs. The magazine featured the theme, "Game of Thrones." I teamed up with a graphic designer to create the photo illustration for the cover; designed the layout for the section fronts; and led the art direction for other visuals throughout the publication.

2018 FYI Magazine

The annual magazine, published by The Gazette in Colorado Springs, is a guide to attractions and travel destinations for newcomers in the Pikes Peak region. FYI helps guide readers to learn about the history of the Colorado city, while introducing them to hiking trails and other nearby mountainous locations. I worked closely with the special sections editor and the photography director to design and layout the 36-page magazine. 


Colorado Politics, Weekly Magazine

Colorado Politics, formerly known as The Colorado Statesman, is a weekly political news magazine published in Denver and owned by Clarity Media Group. In 2017, I redesigned the 119-year-old publication within one week and now I work remotely as the Design Director. I manage the design, art direction, copy editing and production of the magazine every week. Colorado Politics covers the Colorado General Assembly; state government; public policy issues; campaigns; elections; and the state's political parties.

Before Redesign

After Redesign


USA Triathlon, Quarterly Magazine

The quarterly magazine is distributed to over 150,000 USA Triathlon members. The publication features news, events and articles on training and racing. I designed the publication on a freelance basis.

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© 2020 Design by Stephanie Swearngin

Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906