Jessica Huang’s Work

Jessica Huang’s Work

Print Design

MAGAZINE PROJECT, Front-of-Book PAGE
This front-of-book page features trendy summer accessories, showing readers products from every price range and how to pair them. These items would be editor’s favorite picks, appropriate to the season.

MISSOURI LAWYERS WEEKLY, 06.21.10, As wedding season peaked, we decided to run a photo essay on courthouse weddings. For this package, I designed the cover and the four inside pages with wedding scrapbook feel. I also wrote the headline for this piece.

MISSOURI LAWYERS WEEKLY, 08.02.10 In the fall, we ran an analysis piece on the state Supreme Court. The package, with three sidebars, had no art with it. We wanted to do more than simple bar graphs and pie charts, so we emailed the PR contact for a group photo and I created this for one of the sides. It's up for a corporate award for 2010 Best Graphics currently.

MISSOURI LAWYERS WEEKLY, 01.17.11, Our Lawyer of the Year issue was re-branded under the Missouri Lawyer Awards. We wanted to really highlight the importance of Amy Lorenz-Moser's accomplishments, as well as the launch of the event, with a sophisticated poster cover and a 12-page pull-out section.

MISSOURI LAWYERS WEEKLY, 01.17.11, Our Lawyer of the Year issue was re-branded under the Missouri Lawyer Awards. We wanted to really highlight the importance of Amy Lorenz-Moser's accomplishments, as well as the launch of the event, with a sophisticated poster cover and a 12-page pull-out section.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, 06.02.12, The Home & Garden features section was running a story on creating outdoor spaces. The paper's target audience is retirees who live in paradise, so I wanted to design a piece that really showcased the serenity and the beauty of the environment.

MISSOURI LAWYERS WEEKLY, 07.25.11 As of the judges from the state supreme court was stepping down, we ran an analytical piece on the number of applicants vying for his spot. We had nothing but mug shots and overused file art to work with, so I came up with this package. I wanted to highlight the applicants, rather than the ex-judge, giving them each short but equal intros.

AMERICAN SPA, JUNE 08
I designed the In Touch Cuisine page for the June 2008 issue as well. I worked with the design director and the writer to select the art and layout the page, as well as the digital imaging specialist to finalize the photo editing.

AMERICAN SPA, MAY 08
For the May 2008 issue of American Spa, I designed the In Touch Cuisine page in the front-of-book section. I worked with the design director and the writer to select the art and layout the page, as well as the digital imaging specialist to finalize the photo editing.

MISSOURI LAWYERS WEEKLY, 11.09.09 Given only photos of a lawyer at his desk to use as lead art, I brainstormed with the art director and the editor to come up with a better solution. We switched around the stories so we could do something more visual. We didn't want the page to look cliche, so we choose a highly stylized stock photo as the lead art. I manipulated the '100' from an image of the bill, to give the reader a better connection, and placed it across Ben Franklin's mouth as if gagging him from speaking. We down-played what was supposed to be the centerpiece on the side and added a strong refer to the sidebar on the inside.

MISSOURI LAWYERS WEEKLY, 06.14.10 We decided to do a feature on lawyers who had published books within the last year. With limited art, mostly portraits and cover scans, we decided to stage our own shoot in our conference room. I sketched different cover possibilities and art-directed the photographer to create this photo illustration.

MISSOURI LAWYERS WEEKLY, 09.21.09 My third week at Missouri Lawyers Media, I put together this piece. The story features a gorgeous law library, rich in architecture and knowledge, that has at most 10 visitors a week. It took a huge sum of funding to maintain, and we investigated how pending budget cuts would cripple the establishment. I wanted the design to speak to the quiet elegance of the library, choosing an image that showed the beauty and emptiness at the same time. We ended up running a different cover that was more "hard news," as the publisher described.

MAGAZINE PROJECT, COVER
Candid is a women’s publication for down-to-earth 22 to 36-year olds, looking for a sophisticated fashion, career, culture magazine that’s much less pretentious than Vogue and other competitors. This is a mock-up of what the cover would look like.

MAGAZINE PROJECT, FEATURE
Candid’s feature story would look something like this. I chose a photo that really highlighted the celebrity’s personality, showing her down-to-earth, almost self-mocking persona. Celebrities featured would be ones that the audience would be likely to admire – strong, respectable women who have made names for themselves.

FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS, 06.09.12, The Home & Garden features section had pretty limited art for the centerpiece on chandeliers. Most of what was provided by the client was too low res to use, so we took the one usable photo and tried to use it in an interesting way. We cut it out to make it look even fancier, "hung" it from the masthead, and gave the headline a nice type treatment, so we could use the whole package as an art piece, rather than just the photos provided.

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