Root Mag

TYPE —
Editorial Design, Art Direction

ROLES —

Research, Interview, Visual Design, Photography

TOOLS —
InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, Canon T6i

Root Mag

TYPE —
Editorial Design, Art Direction

ROLES —
Research, Interview, Visual Design,
Photography

TOOLS —
InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop,
Lightroom,
Canon T6i

Root is a magazine dedicated to sharing the personal stories, experiences and opinions of Asians in Canada. Through short stories, the magazine dives into experiences that attempt to connect Asians of different backgrounds together. Featured are the stories of immigrants, locals, and international students alike. The goal is to celebrate the diversity of humans under the umbrella term, “Asian”.

The Concept

The editorial’s vision is to bridge the gap between stereotypical views on Asians in Canada and their true experiences. Root stays away from news articles and celebrity figures, instead choosing to solely document the unfiltered stories told by individuals living their everyday lives. Though these stories reflect imperfect lives, they give us a glimpse into an often relatable experience.

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Target Audience

Root Magazine is for story lovers. It is for anyone interested in learning about the Asian community in Canada as it gives an insight into the many variations of the Asian identity.

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The Magazine

Dimensions 8.5 x 11.5 inches, 80 pages, 18 stories
Read pages from the Root Magazine.

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Next Steps

This magazine was truly a challenge for me since I am in charge of every little detail from the initial concept to planning and sketching ideas, to gathering content that makes up the bulk of Root. It was a big challenge but a good learning experience in planning and setting up deadlines for myself to avoid falling behind. To continue this project, I would like to create more issues in the future to take a closer look at the vibrancy of Asian identities.

Next Steps

This magazine was truly a challenge for me since I am in charge of every little detail from the initial concept to planning and sketching ideas, to gathering content that makes up the bulk of Root. It was a big challenge but a good learning experience in planning and setting up deadlines for myself to avoid falling behind. To continue this project, I would like to create more issues in the future to take a closer look at the vibrancy of Asian identities.

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