Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Flying Narwhal: Small mag workflow

Flying Narwhal logoKaitlyn Till, Shed Simas & Velma Larkai

Project Overview

Who we are & Background context

We are Master of Publishing students at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. We approached this project from the perspective of two magazine concepts we developed earlier in the term: Shed, a consumer lifestyle magazine about minimalist living focused on Vancouver, designed as a multi-platform publication for web, iPad, and print; and Roam, a custom-content publication for an Airbnb-like service that has a print magazine, a digital edition (PDF of the print) and a website. Continue reading

Part&Parcel: Crafting the Perfect Newsletter

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Team AwesomeSauce – Barnes, Elliott & O’Beirne


The Part&Parcel newsletter project is creating an elegant, interactive newsletter for our magazine readers and website users. It will be a weekly newsletter with five different installments, each running once a month. Our newsletter will provide an opportunity for our readers to connect with their communities as well as to connect with the Part&Parcel community via the content of the newsletter and the many links back to the official website. Readers will also have the chance to connect with their own communities by sharing the newsletter on social media or by participating in the events that are promoted. The newsletter will encourage discussion from its themes and articles.

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Team FED – 2014 Tech Project

LocationSearchThe FED project is an experiment on how data from any website or database can be mined and displayed in a timely, pertinent manner, according to any set of criteria.




In this iteration, the Find an Editorial Designer website and spinoff make use of the Dipity, Twitter, and Behance APIs to allow interested parties to find information on Canadian Editorial Designers based on their locations and most recent activity, and to draw the attention of potential employers to their online profiles.



PersonResultThe most important point the members of Team FED are hoping to make is that any set of criteria can be applied to our project to result in a similarly cohesive, user-friendly system for calling on a variety of information.