Messenger Publications is the publishing organisation of the Jesuits in Ireland. The Messenger Magazine is over 130 years old and sells nearly 50,000 copies a month. I work as a contract designer, over six months, I worked on a complete redesign of The Messenger Magazine.
The aim was to modernise the magazine without loosing existing readers and attempting to create a wider and younger readership. With a strong editorial direction and strong graphic style of illustration, this seems to be working.
Apart from the Messenger magazine, the publishing house produces over 20 books a year, so I am involved in book design and production.
Below are samples of photoshop illustrations for the magazine and the book cover of Jesuit Lives.