Working on the Essence design team was an honor as only two designers are selected for the task each year. Working with fellow colleague, Mary Kate Henry, a wonderful combination of styles was achieved to create an easy-going and interactive literary experience.

Essence Fine Art & Literary Magazine exhibits short stories, poems and art work from Kutztown University students. As part of the design team, we got to play curator, deciding what art pieces made it into this years issue. Art was selected due to an over-arching theme: progression of colorful work to more and more dark and desaturated work. Literary submissions were then picked to match the art work on each page.