Magazine Design

We design print and digital magazine for publishers and agencies.

High quality content is the most important aspect of any publishing business, but a winning creative strategy is what fuels publication growth. In order to generate such a strategy, a great magazine design is necessary — it’s how you can turn your content into a product that can be marketed and monetized. At Flip180 Media, we have a team of experienced publication designers who have been designing beautiful publications since 2009.

Good design makes great content

Why do I need a professionally designed magazine?

A professionally designed magazine will help tell a compelling story, engage readers, and positively influence consumer behavior — everything you need to grow your publishing business.

Good design makes the content easier to comprehend and more fun to consumer. A professional magazine designer will help you identify your organizational needs and goals, allowing you to bring your ideas to life and achieve long-term marketing success.

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From content to creation in 10 steps

We combine our industry knowledge with our marketing and design skill to create a professional print or digital magazine that performs. Here’s a glimpse into our proven and effective process:

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Understanding your niche

We always start with niche analysis so that we can fully understand what your publishing business offers, the content you create, and the terminology, audience, and competitors within your industry.

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Planning long-term

Before we can start designing your first magazine, we like to create a long-term content plan for each of our clients.

When planning, we have to decide how the magazine is going to be published. The most common types of ways to publish is of course print edition, classic style flipbook and modern style magazine. Learn more about each edition here.
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Prioritizing your content

Your content is king. In our process, therefore, we always put your content first. When it comes to creating a high-quality print or digital magazine design, prioritizing the content yields the best results. Our expert designers will work with you to understand your content in an effort to amplify your message as we transition it to digital. Since we’re specialists like you, we appreciate that your niche publication is unique and that your have unique business needs and goals.

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Focusing on readability

Since our main focus is your content, we put all our efforts into creating a clean and beautiful design that’s meant to showcase it. We ensure that your content is not only easy to read in any format — web, mobile, or print — but also a joy to read for your audience.

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Consistent branding

Creating an identifiable and cohesive look and feel for your magazine can only help to build your brand further. As part of our process, our professional magazine designers will build a brand book for each magazine brand you own and keep it up-to-date as we work together with you.

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Engaging design

Digital magazines must be readable and responsive on every device. To this end, our professional magazine designers create high-quality designs that work well on all screen sizes so that every one of your readers gets the best experience possible.

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Impressing your readers

Digitally published editions can bring more value to your readers, adding dynamic interactive layers such as videos, animated images, special effects, and other interactive media. Impress your audience by freeing your magazine from static print layouts.

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Responsive communication

We understand that having a periodical magazine can be quite stressful, but having us as your partner will give you a boost of confidence. We’ll work with your editorial staff to deliver the first design beta and go through the proofing process as many times as needed until the final version is approved.

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Interacting with your audience

Well-designed digital magazines offer dynamic elements that the reader can interact with. Feedback forms, voting polls, and even games can be added to capture reader information — or just make reading your publication more fun and engaging!

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10.

Delivering your project

We respect your busy schedule and deliver a link to each issue at least a day before the blast date. We also offer 24/7 support if last minute changes arrive to help you maintain your close relationships with your sponsors and advertisers.

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Results

I receive emails on a regular basis that speak to the quality of the designs of our magazine. The people that we work with are always over the moon in regard to how articles appear. We are receiving more than double the amount of traffic coming through our site as a result of the redesigned e-reader. Flip180 serves as more of a partner as opposed to being just a service provider. They’re always ahead of the curve in terms of digital publishing. It’s more than apparent that they are educating themselves constantly on digital publishing trends. It’s just great to know that they have our best interests at heart.

Abbe Miller

Editor-in-Chief at Techgen Media Group.

When I get to see the final result, I am always amazed, because it looks extremely professional, even though it is very easy to work with. I think this is a perfect example of a modern, minimalistic design which is trending now. The company is always offering up-to-date products, and this simply which shows their experience and skills in the digital publishing field. Thank you, it’s always a pleasure to work with you.

Victoria A

Content writter

Flip180 has an exceptional design team. They are meticulous in their attention to detail and always meet our proposed deadlines. Aesthetically speaking, Sarunas and Vee have a great eye for graphics and always manage to incorporate stylistically-appropriate images for our quarterly magazines. The finished product is impressive! We are happy to recommend their services.

Liz Amato

Vice President of International Digital and Social Media Content for the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.

Supplemental or Full-Service Assistance

Do you have an in-house design team or do you outsource your design needs? Do you need help from an outside team to make your publication better with some design tips or guidebook creation? The team at Flip180 Media can help you either as an external design consultant or by joining your team and remotely assuming all magazine design work.

As leaders in the online and print magazine design industry since 2009, we have the expertise to propel your publication to the top and we always deliver on time. Our magazine design process allows us to assign as many team members as needed to complete magazines on time with compromising quality — even on the most rushed releases.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions.

Did not get what you were looking for? Here are more questions answered.

What methods do you employ to convert my print magazine into a digital format?

There are two methods we commonly employ to digitize your print magazine.

A replica edition is similar to the print edition of your publication. In fact, the whole design process for the replica edition is very similar to designing your publication for print. We work on US Letter or A4 paper size per page, adjusting the content to look good when printed in actual size and inserting advertisements that are sold by size. However, what’s different from the print process is that we include fields for interactive elements, which are integrated into the replica edition seamlessly. These interactive elements can include links, videos, slideshows, and more, all of which can make your content more vibrant and engaging for your readers.

This is an effective and affordable way to publish your publication in both print and digital editions.

See the replica edition option in action.

This may be the best solution for your publishing business, but there are some disadvantages to keep in mind. Foremost among these disadvantages are readability issues across differing devices and screen sizes. While this option displays well on a desktop monitor, mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets, are generally smaller than the printed page this option is based off of.

Fortunately, our next method solves this problem and makes the reading experience better for your digital audience.

A Reflow edition verhauls your print edition like nothing else. By utilizing responsive content that looks appealing on every screen size without having to zoom, a reflow edition doesn’t have to take the viewing devices of your audience into account. While a reflow edition is often the best bet for transitioning your print content into digital, your layout and design must be created anew due to font considerations. Because the best size for reading varies from 14px to 16px, your digital publication will likely not fit on the exact same number of pages as your print version.

At Flip180 Media, we believe that it’s very important to preserve as many pages in your publication as possible in order to maximize the opportunities to sell ads by page (versus by click) so as to, ultimately, generate more revenue for you.

See it in action: reflow edition double page and reflow edition single page.

You may want to pursue a reflow edition if you’re running a digital-only publication. It’s also a great way to add extra value to your print version’s digital edition

What’s the best format to deliver my content?

The best way to deliver your content is via Google Drive or through Dropbox exchange files. We prefer it when text content with hyperlinks is delivered as a .doc file, images as either .jpg or .png files, and video as .mp4 files.

Should I simply replicate my print edition to digital one?

While you can do this, it’s not the best practice to publish your magazine online exactly as it appeared in print. Instead, we recommend a digital overhaul that’s optimized to read and function online.

That said, if your budget doesn’t allow for a redesign, we offer the more affordable and straightforward Classic Digital Edition. For this option, all we need is your magazine in a PDF file and we can have your publication online the very next day. This is a great temporary solution to quickly and affordably get your publication online, but, again, we strongly recommend that you reflow your print edition for digital publication.

How long does it take to design my digital magazine?

It depends on the number of pages and the complexity of your subject matter, but a minimum of two weeks is needed on even the smallest and simplest magazines.

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We’d love to know how we can help! Reach out to us and Vee Banionis, the founder of Flip180 Media, will follow up with you to learn more about your digital publishing goals and help you find a solution that works for you!

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