Readers" favorite bible stories are illustrated with fine art of the same story. The art spans the centuries from Ravenna and Flemish pre-renaissance to contemporary work by well-known artists, who represent broad geographical diversity. Part of the challenge of this story was obtaining proper permission for usage of the images for those not yet in common domain.
“This layout is simply beautiful. It has both elegance and simplicity. Excellent use of uncluttered white space. The captions of the artistic images offer good entry points for readers. The layout displays overall unity in both design and content.” — Comment from judge for the Associated Church Press awards
I served as interim art director of The Lutheran magazine from March 2015 to March 2016. At the time the circulation of the 52-page magazine was 170,000. I was responsible for all visual design and image acquistion. The design was a given, but I made some small but significant changes and worked to create engaging layouts with variety, readability, reader entry points and diversity.