Plans of Page Layouts on InDesign


For the contents page, I obviously wanted to list everything that would be included in the magazine. I also wanted to have images on the page to break up the text and also highlight some of the main pieces and features that are in Unimag. This is the plan of the layout:

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 13.18.15The boxes indicate where I want the images to sit on the page. The blank sections indicate where the text will be. The rectangle box at the top shows where I want to put an editor’s note/comment, with a small image of me along with it.

Street style

I knew I wanted to have four outfit ideas (two for boys and two for girls) on my street style fashion spread in the magazine. Going by this, my plans of how the pages would be laid out looked like this:

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 12.56.51The larger boxes indicate where the images of the outfits will be placed on the pages, with the smaller boxes indicating titles, an item list, and then comments on the outfits by me.

Graduate profiles

For the graduate profile page, I divided the page into four sections, much like the street style pages above. This is the basic plan for how the single page will be laid out:

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 13.25.29Each box represents one student’s profile, including an image and a small question and answer section in each.


The recipe double page spread will include an ingredients list, a step-by-step instruction list, and comments by me on how to cut corners with the recipe in order to save time and money. This is the layout plan for the page:

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 13.31.55The small rectangle box indicates where the titles will sit on the page. The large rectangle will be where the step-by-step instructions will go, and the other boxes represent where the images and my comments will be on the pages.

Jools spread

For the layout of Jools’ feature interview, I want the text to go into columns, and I also want images to feature prominently in the spread. This is the layout plan for the first pages:

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 13.46.27The rectangle at the top of the right-hand side page will be where the standfirst will go, giving the readers a brief summary of what the feature is about. The columns represent where the text will go, and the smaller box indicates where a major quote will sit in order to break up the text. On the left-hand side page, the large box represents the main image, with the smaller rectangle showing where the title of the feature will sit.

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 13.52.18The above image shows the layout plan of the second double page spread of Jools’ feature. The two large columns again represnt the textboxes, with the smaller squares showing where the images will sit on the page. The rectangle box shows where a large quote will be placed, in order to break up the large chunk of text. The large box on the right-hand side page shows where a second photoshoot image will go, with the final columns of text being placed underneath.

Ian spread

With Ian’s spread, I want the main image that I take of him to be the biggest part of the first double page spread. The large square shows how big the image will be across the spread, with a small column and quote box down the right side of the right-hand page.

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 13.56.23The second page spread for Ian’s story again features a prominent image. This time filling the right-hand page; the image will also feature a quote from the main body of text that I find to be a key part of the story. The left-hand side page will simply have two columns of text.

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 14.04.04Student perks

The student perks double page spread will also feature images prominently on both pages. The images will be smaller, and will relate to the text boxes that they are placed next to. Below is the initial layout plan for the spread:

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 14.12.40The rectangles show where the title text will sit across the pages, with the smaller squares representing the images and text.