Hika is the oldest student literary magazine
at Kenyon College, and is distributed free of charge to
the Kenyon student body twice during the year. The
challenge: they had already gone over budget on the year's first
issue, and now they didn't know how they were going to afford to publish
While Hika had a very dedicated staff working on the content, I was
the first one on board who knew anything about digital publishing. Although I was officially billed as 'designer,' I was
more of an all-purpose publisher. The editors sent me their
word documents and an envelope of artwork, and I scanned
the pictures, re-edited the content for missed typos and
corrections, did all the layout and some logo work (the
sunflower at right was used in the Spring edition), made
suggestions to the editorial board and tracked down a printer
that could work within our budget. The digital printer I
found produced the new edition for almost a third of their
previous costs, with near-zero loss of print quality.
I also provided a photo-montage work, The Divide, for
the Spring edition.
Hika was produced using PageMaker, Illustrator and Photoshop.