Shortly after my digital magazine experience, David Anderson posted an Articulate E-Learning Heroes Challenge on digital magazine layouts. *SWOON* The hard part was figuring out how I wanted to put together my own layout. When faced with designing a course, I usually find inspiration from templates, the Articulate community challenges, pinterest, or now digital/print magazines. But this time, I kind of wanted to find a layout that just worked with my eye.
I set out to find elements that would go into my magazine layout. First, a little inspiration from holiday magazine reading:
You know, even though Microsoft Office clip art gets a bad rap and it will be going away--I found all of my pictures in the clip art vault. There were some very yummy looking photos! I knew based on a mock hand drawing that I'd use appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts for my food choices.
How delicious does this food look!?!
Before the designing fun began, I needed to decide on a color palette. Design seeds to the rescue with this beautifully inspiring color scheme. I used the first three colors in my design.
Click on the image below to view the final result.
Here's a download of the .story file.