Given the magazine was a new initiative, it was important to get our mission out into the community and have students be interested and want to engage. This is why we leveraged a strong social media team that put together a unique campaign to get students to submit. In the end, we had over 150 pieces of work submitted.
The editors and I decided that we wanted to create a layout that would highlight the student work, yet still, create an interesting layout that would connect the variety of work. With this goal in mind, we landed on a geometric style that used vibrant colours that tied to students' works.
Since the magazine is a student-run initiative, we had no monetary ability to fund our magazine to hand out our magazines for free. With this hurdle, we reached out to the Arts Endowment Fund to sponsor our magazine. They were able to support us and helped us print 350 copies of our magazines to give to students without any cost.