cover for the visual arts newsletter issue #326

While working at Opus Art Supplies as an in-house designer in the marketing team, staff would sometimes be offered a chance to make an artistic cover for the newsletter.

Though usually featuring artists in the community, this gave Opus staff an opportunity to exercise some creative freedom on a specific theme. Issue #326 was the Back to School edition, and featured an article on paper cutting.

My co-worker Nicole Pinkerton and I collaborated on this piece, with the goal of evoking a back-to-the-studio feel. Scroll down to see the process.


Thumbnail sketch by Nicole Pinkerton

PDF Template by Aska Djikia

Using the template

Assembling the piece

Title for inside paper-cutting article (by Aska Djikia)

Assets for inside paper-cutting article (by Aska Djikia)

Concept credits Erika Lax, Nicole Pinkerton, and Aska Djikia
Papercut illustration Aska Djikia & Nicole Pinkerton
Photo editing Aska Djikia 

Materials used: Canson Mi-Teintes Paper; Excel Blades.