Department - Author 1

Graphic Communication Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Graphic Communication



Primary Advisor

Kevin Cooper, Lorraine Donegan


The purpose of this project was to create a method for designing a scholarly journal by managing all design and print aspects of a Volume II, student produced, journal. The journal, Paideia, included student research papers and alumni successes in the workplace from California Polytechnic State University’s Political Science Department. Responsibilities included inserting text and photos from the Political Science committee, and making a cohesive layout and design with all elements given. Since a new volume of the journal will be assembled each year, a style guide was also produced alongside the journal, for future students to refer to when producing a new volume. The style guide ensures a cohesive brand for Paideia in the future years, as there will be new designers assigned to the journal each year. In addition, finding the best printing solution for Paideia, and obtaining price estimates for various quantities was important in terms of budget.