The summer leading up to my senior year of college, a classmate and I researched and met frequently to discuss our idea for a new magazine about the city of Ann Arbor. We wanted it to capture the feel of the city, the everyday moments that occur without much notice, and the people who make the city a creative haven.
I worked to recruit designers, photographers, writers, and editors on campus to kickstart the creative project. We received funding from the arts fund at the University of Michigan to make the magazine more accessible for students, and a successful local indie bookstore picked up our issues to sell to a greater audience. We sold out quickly, making a profit and also gathering positive reception among students and Ann Arbor natives alike.