Students Try Hand at Guest Layout

Michelle Flesness

Michelle Flesness

As part of VG’s ongoing interaction with the Graphic Design and Communications department at nearby Bismarck State College, each year, the magazine sends the elements of a feature story to a second-year class so its students can tweak their magazine-layout skills. This year, we sent Peter Blecha’s feature on Thomas Custom Guitars (page 44 of the March ’13 issue), and from the class’ efforts, the work of Michelle Flesness was chosen for publication.

“Working with a long story and a four-page layout was a new experience,” she said. “I learned that I really enjoy magazine design.”

When not in class or completing her internship at a local silkscreening firm, she enjoys photography and fine art.

Other student layouts are featured below.

Winning Layout

Michelle Flesness
Michelle Flesness Layout

Honorable Mention

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Mark Hoechst and Jenn Herman
Vintage guitar mag layout Runner up 01

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Jack Aide and Jenna Riske
Vintage guitar mag layout Runner up 02

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Ellie and Austin Brostech
Vintage guitar mag layout Runner up 03

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Allison Keigley and Anika
Vintage guitar mag layout Runner up 04

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Annie Allen and Ashley Kramer
Vintage guitar mag layout Runner up 05

One Comment

  1. atomicdog
    Posted June 15, 2013 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    Great program. And some talented designers represented here.

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  • [...] Vintage Guitar magazine is an internationally distributed magazine that is headquartered right here in Bismarck, ND. Bismarck State College’s Graphic Design and Communication Department has teamed up with Vintage Guitar to design a featured article. This is the third year GDC and VG have teamed up to give design students a real world experience. This years featured spread, published in the March 2013 issue, was designed by Michele Flesness, Bismarck, ND.  Follow this link to see runners up spreads on the VG web site [...]

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