Inaugural Issues of Cinema Femme Magazine

When I left the corporate world a handful of months ago, I was happy for the change but sad to no longer be designing Chicago Lawyer magazine. After all, magazine design was always a dream of mine and I truly loved doing it. Luckily, an old co-worker of mine, Rebecca Martin, from Law Bulletin Media, hit me up with a new project she was kicking off: Cinema Femme magazine!

Cinema Femme is a publication about the female perspective of movies. Every edition focuses on a different film. So far, two editions have been published: one on The Virgin Suicides and the other on Black Panther. Inside the magazine are personal essays about the movie as well as some really interesting interviews. On the cover is a beautifully illustrated work of art by Laurine Cornuejols, a French illustrator who currently resides in London. While Laurine handles the cover design, I take on the rest of the magazine while utilizing her color scheme.

Check out some of the pages from Cinema Femme’s first couple issues!

The Virgin Suicides:

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Black Panther:

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Not only am I excited to be designing magazine spreads again, but I’m honored to be part of a project created by women! I worked in the corporate publication world for years - from a small newspaper called Village Soup on the coast of Maine to the Sun Times Media Group in Chicagoland to the niche company of Law Bulletin Media. For the most part, it’s dominated by men. I’m all for equality and that means more companies driven by women need to exist… and Cinema Femme is part of that movement. Cheers to that!