Magazines

Magazines

Eggplant Studios has lead the design and art direction for many popular magazines in British Columbia. With a full skillset from outlining, advertising, layout, production and correction, we can take you from start to beautiful finish with the polish and speed that only a truly experienced company can accomplish.

It starts with the basics

Whether your a first-time magazine publisher or an industry mogul, Eggplant Studios can help make your magazine a reality. With over 5 years in the industry, we have worked on everything from Newspaper redesigns to phonebooks to high-quality glossy magazines.

Production Design

With years of experience in the publishing industry, Eggplant can confidently and cost-efficiently provide layout and design services for publishers looking to outsource their layout design. This service includes things like page layout and design, stock photography, image correction, ad design and placement, proofs and edits, light-proofing and final PDF preparation – all under the direction of your publisher.

A new look, a new face?

Eggplant also offers complete initial design/redesign services geared toward startup publications or existing publications looking to modernize their design. We like to take a ground-up approach – working from the root concepts and ideas, towards style guides, templates, layout and finally draft documents and cover options ready for your eyes. We review your magazine’s brand, past and present issues, industry, and audience before we establish a new look and feel. Your new design includes design samples of key areas of your magazine, like Logo, Covers, Table of Contents, Departments and Features. As well as a comprehensive style guide, outlining everything from font choices to layout suggestions. Finally, we provide you with complete Indesign Templates ready for your in-house or external production department. Just as a side note, Eggplant Studios also does WordPress Websites – a perfect complement for your new magazine!

The Full Monty…

While Eggplant specializes in design, we also have many strong creative contacts we can pull into projects. Do you need photographers or illustrators? Got em! Writers? Got em! Proof readers and editors? Got em! Printers and Distributors? We have them too! No project is too big, or too small – in fact, it’s often the smaller projects which are the most fun to work on!

We’re in this together

We pride ourselves on excellent service, accessibility and intelligent design. We believe that good design comes from good relationships – the perfect magazine can only come from an intimate knowledge of your concept and your audience.We’re all about quality and service, and know up front that our magazine design quotes are backed up with years of experience – we don’t cut corners, and we don’t pile on hidden fees during the project only to spring them on you upon completion. If you’re ready for a quote, we should sit down and chat, please contact us

Magazines

BC Musician Magazine

Completed: October 15, 2013

BC Musician Magazine is a labour of love for a diligent group of writers and musicians around BC. They are all a bunch of music lovers who also love the smell of ink on paper. The magazine features real-life experiences of being a touring musician — broken down vehicles, wildlife encounters, experiments with veggie oil-powered […]

  • Advertising Design
    The Advertising Design For This Project Was Completed By Eggplant Studios.
  • Illustration
    This Project Features Unique Illustrations.
  • Illustration - Maps
    This Project Contains Custom Illustrated Maps.
  • Layout
    Eggplant Prepared Each Page, Laying Out Text, Images, Ads And Illustrations.
  • Listing Layout
    This Project Features Complex Lists, Handled With Clever Use Of Nested Styles.
  • Nested Paragraph Styles
    This Project Boasts Clever Paragraph Styles To Quickly And Easily Update The Look And Feel Of The Publication With Only A Few Clicks.
  • Photo Correction
    This Project Required Advanced Photo Correction, Or Photo Manipulation.
  • Pre-Press & Production
    This Project Required Some Pre-press And Production Finesse In Order To Prepare The Publication For Accurate Reproduction.
Magazines

Business Magazines

Completed: October 15, 2013

Eggplant Studios has produced many successful Business Magazines around BC, each featuring local businesses in their area. Eggplant Studios has helped produce the Columbia Valley Business Magazine for 2010, 2011 and 2012. The 2010 Business Magazine for the Oliver Chronicle, the Peachland View, and the Northeast News. The Business Magazine was a new publication in […]

  • Advertising Design
    The Advertising Design For This Project Was Completed By Eggplant Studios.
  • Art Direction
    Eggplant Was Responsible For Creating The Overall Style, Tone And Aesthetic Of The Publication; As Well As Templates, Style Guides, Photo Selections, Etc.
  • Listing Layout
    This Project Features Complex Lists, Handled With Clever Use Of Nested Styles.
  • Nested Paragraph Styles
    This Project Boasts Clever Paragraph Styles To Quickly And Easily Update The Look And Feel Of The Publication With Only A Few Clicks.
  • Photo Correction
    This Project Required Advanced Photo Correction, Or Photo Manipulation.
  • Pre-Press & Production
    This Project Required Some Pre-press And Production Finesse In Order To Prepare The Publication For Accurate Reproduction.
Magazines

Columbia Valley Homes

Completed: October 15, 2013

The Columbia Valley Homes Magazine is a gorgeous full colour glossy publication produced yearly by the Columbia Valley Pioneer. The 2010 Homes Magazine, and issues before it, were primarily targeted towards second homeowners, or builders/contractors. Featuring builder showcases and profiles, real estate listings, and articles about tech and improvement, the Magazine had a narrow but […]

  • Ad Management
    Eggplant Studios Worked With The Advertisers To Consult, Create And Proof Their Ads. Under The Direction Of The Client, We Managed Their Advertiser Lists, Statuses, And Location Within The Publication.
  • Advertising Design
    The Advertising Design For This Project Was Completed By Eggplant Studios.
  • Art Direction
    Eggplant Was Responsible For Creating The Overall Style, Tone And Aesthetic Of The Publication; As Well As Templates, Style Guides, Photo Selections, Etc.
  • Layout
    Eggplant Prepared Each Page, Laying Out Text, Images, Ads And Illustrations.
  • Pre-Press & Production
    This Project Required Some Pre-press And Production Finesse In Order To Prepare The Publication For Accurate Reproduction.
Magazines

Columbia Valley Map Book

Completed: October 15, 2013

The Columbia Valley Map book is nearly 100 pages of town profiles, and tourist resources for visitors to the Columbia Valley. Chock full of awesome content, the Map Books are a designers dream – from event lists, to maps, to listings there are plenty of amazing layout opportunities. I was tasked with Art Direction of […]

  • Ad Management
    Eggplant Studios Worked With The Advertisers To Consult, Create And Proof Their Ads. Under The Direction Of The Client, We Managed Their Advertiser Lists, Statuses, And Location Within The Publication.
  • Advertising Design
    The Advertising Design For This Project Was Completed By Eggplant Studios.
  • Art Direction
    Eggplant Was Responsible For Creating The Overall Style, Tone And Aesthetic Of The Publication; As Well As Templates, Style Guides, Photo Selections, Etc.
  • Illustration - Maps
    This Project Contains Custom Illustrated Maps.
  • Layout
    Eggplant Prepared Each Page, Laying Out Text, Images, Ads And Illustrations.
  • Listing Layout
    This Project Features Complex Lists, Handled With Clever Use Of Nested Styles.
  • Nested Paragraph Styles
    This Project Boasts Clever Paragraph Styles To Quickly And Easily Update The Look And Feel Of The Publication With Only A Few Clicks.
  • Photo Correction
    This Project Required Advanced Photo Correction, Or Photo Manipulation.
  • Pre-Press & Production
    This Project Required Some Pre-press And Production Finesse In Order To Prepare The Publication For Accurate Reproduction.
Magazines

Columbia Valley Weddings Magazine

Completed: October 14, 2013

The Columbia Valley Weddings Magazine is an amazing resource of valley businesses who can help you create your dream wedding affordably – with a genuine rocky-mountain touch. Featuring a handful of wedding ‘trip reports’ based on a wedding concept, such as seasonal weddings, the magazine is full of helpful information and unique ideas. Eggplant Studios […]

  • Ad Management
    Eggplant Studios Worked With The Advertisers To Consult, Create And Proof Their Ads. Under The Direction Of The Client, We Managed Their Advertiser Lists, Statuses, And Location Within The Publication.
  • Advertising Design
    The Advertising Design For This Project Was Completed By Eggplant Studios.
  • Art Direction
    Eggplant Was Responsible For Creating The Overall Style, Tone And Aesthetic Of The Publication; As Well As Templates, Style Guides, Photo Selections, Etc.
  • Layout
    Eggplant Prepared Each Page, Laying Out Text, Images, Ads And Illustrations.
  • Photo Correction
    This Project Required Advanced Photo Correction, Or Photo Manipulation.
  • Pre-Press & Production
    This Project Required Some Pre-press And Production Finesse In Order To Prepare The Publication For Accurate Reproduction.
Magazines

Elk Park Ranch

Completed: December 11, 2013

Just north of Radium Hot Springs in BC’s rugged Columbia Valley resides Elk Park Ranch, a new master-planned community whose easy-going ranch attitude perfectly complements the endless array of outdoor adventures on its doorstep. Elk Park Ranch’s Valley Time Magazine is a yearly publication for residents and potential owners. Designed to invite rustic feelings of […]

  • Ad Management
    Eggplant Studios Worked With The Advertisers To Consult, Create And Proof Their Ads. Under The Direction Of The Client, We Managed Their Advertiser Lists, Statuses, And Location Within The Publication.
  • Advertising Design
    The Advertising Design For This Project Was Completed By Eggplant Studios.
  • Art Direction
    Eggplant Was Responsible For Creating The Overall Style, Tone And Aesthetic Of The Publication; As Well As Templates, Style Guides, Photo Selections, Etc.
  • Layout
    Eggplant Prepared Each Page, Laying Out Text, Images, Ads And Illustrations.
  • Photo Correction
    This Project Required Advanced Photo Correction, Or Photo Manipulation.
  • Pre-Press & Production
    This Project Required Some Pre-press And Production Finesse In Order To Prepare The Publication For Accurate Reproduction.
Magazines

Phone Book Design

Completed: December 12, 2013

Phonebooks are a great way for locals to have access to a wealth of contacts and business numbers. Phonebooks pose a unique design challenge in that they are primarily lists – and lists can be incredibly frustrating to flow. Eggplant has a proven system using complex nested styles and text-embedded advertising. This allows us to […]

  • Advertising Design
    The Advertising Design For This Project Was Completed By Eggplant Studios.
  • Listing Layout
    This Project Features Complex Lists, Handled With Clever Use Of Nested Styles.
  • Nested Paragraph Styles
    This Project Boasts Clever Paragraph Styles To Quickly And Easily Update The Look And Feel Of The Publication With Only A Few Clicks.
  • Pre-Press & Production
    This Project Required Some Pre-press And Production Finesse In Order To Prepare The Publication For Accurate Reproduction.
Magazines

Radium Magazine

Completed: October 15, 2013

The 2012 Radium Magazine is a product of a Chamber of Commerce partnership with the Columbia Valley Pioneer to provide visitors of Radium Hot Springs, BC, with a Visitor’s Guide. With features covering all of Radiums main attractions, this guide is indispensable for any visitor. The Radium Magazine has been, over the course of several […]

  • Ad Management
    Eggplant Studios Worked With The Advertisers To Consult, Create And Proof Their Ads. Under The Direction Of The Client, We Managed Their Advertiser Lists, Statuses, And Location Within The Publication.
  • Advertising Design
    The Advertising Design For This Project Was Completed By Eggplant Studios.
  • Art Direction
    Eggplant Was Responsible For Creating The Overall Style, Tone And Aesthetic Of The Publication; As Well As Templates, Style Guides, Photo Selections, Etc.
  • Layout
    Eggplant Prepared Each Page, Laying Out Text, Images, Ads And Illustrations.
  • Listing Layout
    This Project Features Complex Lists, Handled With Clever Use Of Nested Styles.
  • Photo Correction
    This Project Required Advanced Photo Correction, Or Photo Manipulation.
  • Pre-Press & Production
    This Project Required Some Pre-press And Production Finesse In Order To Prepare The Publication For Accurate Reproduction.
Magazines

Swansea Forum Magazines

Completed: December 11, 2013

The Communication’s Forums are an initiative by SummersDirect and Swansea Communications. Their goal is to offer a conference experience that will educate, inspire and enable professional communicators from various industries through an environment of professional networking to benefit both delegates and speakers alike Through SummersDirect’s past experience in creating relevant and engaging conferences and Swansea […]

  • Art Direction
    Eggplant Was Responsible For Creating The Overall Style, Tone And Aesthetic Of The Publication; As Well As Templates, Style Guides, Photo Selections, Etc.
  • Layout
    Eggplant Prepared Each Page, Laying Out Text, Images, Ads And Illustrations.
  • Pre-Press & Production
    This Project Required Some Pre-press And Production Finesse In Order To Prepare The Publication For Accurate Reproduction.
Magazines

Valemount Visitor Guides

Completed: October 16, 2013

The 2010 Valemount Summer Guide, commissioned by the Valley Sentinel Newspaper, is the sister publication of the Winter Guide. The share some common design elements which tie the family together, but both stand easily on their own. The use of good design practices made the ‘sisterhood’ quite easy to accomplish. They both feature a full-colour […]

  • Advertising Design
    The Advertising Design For This Project Was Completed By Eggplant Studios.
  • Art Direction
    Eggplant Was Responsible For Creating The Overall Style, Tone And Aesthetic Of The Publication; As Well As Templates, Style Guides, Photo Selections, Etc.
  • Layout
    Eggplant Prepared Each Page, Laying Out Text, Images, Ads And Illustrations.
  • Photo Correction
    This Project Required Advanced Photo Correction, Or Photo Manipulation.
  • Pre-Press & Production
    This Project Required Some Pre-press And Production Finesse In Order To Prepare The Publication For Accurate Reproduction.