in my initial conversations with the bfr editorial team, they pitched 5 main goals this website redesign:
before designing, i wanted to hear from the bfr team on what frame of refrence they had in mind in regards to "modernizing" their site. i took inspiration from four distinct literary journal publications: catapult magazine, the keyon review, the believer, and the short form.
while looking at various publication sites ranging from other collegiate journals
to international news outlets, i noticed there was always a hierarchical organiation
of articles that gave every site a "constantly-updated" presence. i wanted to
mimic this dynamic layout with a carousel that would highlight the newest print issue,
blog article, etc.
for the about page, i wanted to condense their background information while also spotlighting the active editor team — they deserve to be celebrated publicly!
additionally, i created a new footer that incorporated their updated logo, easy access to their contact information, and their social media presence in a more polished manner.