ASSORTED is a magazine to help create a community and space for Asian Americans to share stories and discuss their struggles. Through print (and digital coming soon!), ASSORTED is a tool used to help Asian-Americans reaffirm their identity and culture. 

Focus: Editorial/Publication Design, Branding

Programs used: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator

From the start of this project, I knew that this was a daunting task. How can I create an experience that is specific enough to relate to but inclusive enough that people don’t feel left out? I fell on this idea of “assortment” and how despite being from the same cultural background we often have a variation of experiences. I really wanted to focus on this idea of Asian-American identity and be able to showcase different personalities and stories, not just one archetype that we’re often boxed into. So, I decided that along with this idea of “assortment” that each story has it’s own color and it’s own voice. I wanted to highlight that message through design and so I set out on a daunting challenge to somehow create a brand out of this variation, to somehow make this feel like one cohesive thing, but also give each story it’s own color. 

© 2020 by Allison Poon