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a blog about Photoshop, Illustrator and inDesign

I’m back at Femina, and I’m loving every second of it.I’ve also gotten a few new tasks and I can’t wait to show you guys!Unfortunately I’ll have to, can’t tell you much until every number is printed and out in the stores each month. But hang in there!This months we’re also in a competition,  “best cover of the month” !Make sure we have the best cover of July and vote for us!

I’m back at Femina, and I’m loving every second of it.
I’ve also gotten a few new tasks and I can’t wait to show you guys!
Unfortunately I’ll have to, can’t tell you much until every number is printed and out in the stores each month. But hang in there!

This months we’re also in a competition,  “best cover of the month” !
Make sure we have the best cover of July and vote for us!

Femina — February Issue out in stores today!! In this number you also get an insert filled with lots of tips on different styles and clothes. If you want to read more about the issue, go to this page. (You can translate the text to a couple of different languages by clicking on one of the flag icons at the end of the post.)This is also the first issue EVER that contains layouts made by me!! I must say looking at the cover I’m rather happy that this is the first magazine I’ve ever worked with.. Not many people have the luxury to work with such a "good" magazine right away.. I might just frame it <3 haha. On thursday/friday ill show you some of the layouts I’ve made. I think some of my swedish followers will be rather suprised. Femina has changed it’s looks a lot the last couple of years, from being a magazine that probably only women in my moms age would buy to a magazine that even women my age would love to buy and read!

Femina — February Issue out in stores today!! In this number you also get an insert filled with lots of tips on different styles and clothes.
If you want to read more about the issue, go to this page. (You can translate the text to a couple of different languages by clicking on one of the flag icons at the end of the post.)

This is also the first issue EVER that contains layouts made by me!!
I must say looking at the cover I’m rather happy that this is the first magazine I’ve ever worked with.. Not many people have the luxury to work with such a "good" magazine right away.. I might just frame it <3 haha.

On thursday/friday ill show you some of the layouts I’ve made. I think some of my swedish followers will be rather suprised. Femina has changed it’s looks a lot the last couple of years, from being a magazine that probably only women in my moms age would buy to a magazine that even women my age would love to buy and read!

I have no words.. or do I?

Oh my god! I just got a copy of the February number, with my first layouts EVER in it!
You have no idea how scary it is to open your first magazine and see your first layouts..
What if something’s wrong? What if it doesn’t look the same at all? What if it’s just plain ugly!? What if.. What if..What if.. Well, turns out everything looks just the way I imagined, but better! It’s weird to turn the pages of a magazine and all of a sudden see something you know you’ve made.. It’s.. Probably one of the coolest feelings I’ve ever felt.
Sure.. It may not be that big of a deal for some people, but it sure is a huge deal for me.

In a week the magazine is out and ready to be bought by thousands of women, and then I’ll show you some of my designs! Take care!

February oh February…

I can’t wait for February to come.. But at the same time I hope it never arrives. Why?
On Feb 1 I’ll get the keys for my very own appartment! I can’t wait until i get to decorate the place JUST the way i want it!! It’s my deam appartment. White, bright, top floor with a tiny balcony that shows the view of a million rooftops. I can see everything but no one can see me. Awesome. Now I even have so many graphic design stuff (going to tell you more about that later) that I can make my own little “graphic designer corner” aswell! Haha. I’m such a nerd.

However, nothing is ever perfect, right?.. When February begins my apprenticeship at Femina ends.. I have a few ideas about what I’m going to do next but, I really don’t want to leave. I love it here! The people, the magazine, everything is perfect! How could anyone want to leave that!? I’ve noticed that I’ve become picky. All of a sudden every magazine just won’t cut it.. As if I have the luxury to be picky right now!? I have a rent to pay and no job.. But you have to be a bit crazy to get somewhere, right? …right!??


Long time no see! And I swear to god I have TWO decent reasons for why I never post anything anymore.. But before I tell you, I&#8217;m going to tell you how my apprenticeship has been so far. I love it. I love everything about it and i finally know precisely what i want to work with in the future. Layout is so much fun! Work (something I&#8217;ve always imagined would be tough, boring and slooow) is actually something I look forward to every day! I love the way things work at a magazine. How organized and yet &#8220;chaotic&#8221; everything is. And the best part of it all, that you work together with people as a team. The last few weeks has given me so much. The people at Femina really has tought me a lot and I&#8217;m learning new things every day. But the best part is probably that I finally have begun to believe in myself. I can do this! And it warms my heart everytime i hear someone say &#8220;very good job Antonia&#8221; or letting me know straight out that I have what it takes to become a really good graphic designer! Now for the two reasons on why I&#8217;ve been so quiet lately. The first reason is simple: I can&#8217;t show you guys anything yet. I have to wait for the magazine to be out in the stores before I can show off my work that&#8217;s in it. The second reason is that I&#8217;ve had so much to do! I start working at 8-9 and end at 4-5. Normal, I know.. But when I get home I just want to relax. I can&#8217;t wait to show you guys the pages that I&#8217;ve done so far though! The picture (bad quality again, sorry)  is of my desk at work! Magazines on top of magazines, papers with the new layouts I&#8217;m going to do and even more papers with the layouts that I&#8217;ve done already! And this pic is AFTER I&#8217;ve organized it. So I hope this will give you some more patience. Because new updates are coming, I swear! And with the layouts I&#8217;m going to give you some tips that I learned while doing them, so hang in there! 

Long time no see! And I swear to god I have TWO decent reasons for why I never post anything anymore.. But before I tell you, I’m going to tell you how my apprenticeship has been so far. 

I love it. I love everything about it and i finally know precisely what i want to work with in the future. Layout is so much fun! Work (something I’ve always imagined would be tough, boring and slooow) is actually something I look forward to every day! I love the way things work at a magazine. How organized and yet “chaotic” everything is. And the best part of it all, that you work together with people as a team.

The last few weeks has given me so much. The people at Femina really has tought me a lot and I’m learning new things every day. But the best part is probably that I finally have begun to believe in myself. I can do this! And it warms my heart everytime i hear someone say “very good job Antonia” or letting me know straight out that I have what it takes to become a really good graphic designer! 

Now for the two reasons on why I’ve been so quiet lately.
The first reason is simple: I can’t show you guys anything yet. I have to wait for the magazine to be out in the stores before I can show off my work that’s in it. The second reason is that I’ve had so much to do! I start working at 8-9 and end at 4-5. Normal, I know.. But when I get home I just want to relax. 
I can’t wait to show you guys the pages that I’ve done so far though!

The picture (bad quality again, sorry)  is of my desk at work! Magazines on top of magazines, papers with the new layouts I’m going to do and even more papers with the layouts that I’ve done already! And this pic is AFTER I’ve organized it. So I hope this will give you some more patience. Because new updates are coming, I swear! And with the layouts I’m going to give you some tips that I learned while doing them, so hang in there! 

If this isn&#8217;t good news, then I don&#8217;t know what is.On monday next week I will begin my apparenticeship at Femina, Helsingborg!You have no idea what this means to me. It&#8217;s so hard to find a place that knows what they&#8217;re doing, and actually have the interest of teaching another person their skills. And the best part is; I love their design! The way they do the layout is just&#8230; Awesome!.. That&#8217;s the best way I can describe it, atleast for now.So this is my first homework, check the layout and learn about their magazine so that I know what they&#8217;re doing right away! "Reading" magazines as homework? I could live with that I suppose.. ;)(btw, I promise I&#8217;ll start uploading better pictures asap. I just need to make my macbook and my canon bff&#8217;s.) 

If this isn’t good news, then I don’t know what is.
On monday next week I will begin my apparenticeship at Femina, Helsingborg!
You have no idea what this means to me. It’s so hard to find a place that knows what they’re doing, and actually have the interest of teaching another person their skills. 
And the best part is; I love their design! The way they do the layout is just… Awesome!.. That’s the best way I can describe it, atleast for now.

So this is my first homework, check the layout and learn about their magazine so that I know what they’re doing right away!
"Reading" magazines as homework? I could live with that I suppose.. ;)

(btw, I promise I’ll start uploading better pictures asap. I just need to make my macbook and my canon bff’s.)