Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Following a thorough critique of the magazine’s old design and content, Dog Ear led a redesign of the school’s flagship publication, introducing a relevant, modern design aesthetic and a more digestible editorial structure. The resulting publication, Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health magazine, which launched in October 2014, straddles the line between industry-focused periodical and generalist magazine, tackling subjects that appeal to public health professionals, policymakers, and general readers alike.
The College of New Jersey
Our relationship with the TCNJ magazine staff began in 2013, when Dog Ear was hired to consult on a fresh approach to the content and design of select feature stories in their spring 2014 issue. We were later hired to lead a full redesign, which launched with the fall 2014 issue. We created a new editorial structure, a more conversational voice, and a refreshed design. Those original elements of the redesign remain largely intact today—and they helped earn TCNJ magazine the 2017 CASE Magazine of the Year.
Monmouth University hired Dog Ear to lead a full redesign of its publication in order to increase readership and bring it in line with an evolving University. The current editor had worked with Dog Ear to overhaul TCNJ magazine—the 2017 Sibley winner—when he was an editor at The College of New Jersey, and he reached out to Dog Ear in his new position at Monmouth. The redesign was launched in the spring of this year, and Dog Ear has been asked to continue its work for Monmouth, serving as the designer for subsequent issues.
Last year, SUNY Geneseo hired Dog Ear to redesign their flagship publication, Scene. The partners listened closely to key stakeholders during discovery, and led the team at Geneseo through a collaborative redesign process that included both print and web elements. The debut issue of the redesigned Scene launched in December 2017.
Indiana State University
In November 2013, Indiana State University honored its most famous alumnus, Larry Bird, with a tribute weekend that included the establishment of a new student scholarship and the unveiling of a 17-foot-tall bronze statue of Bird. Working with ISU’s Office of Communications and Marketing, Dog Ear designed a special, one-off Bird collector’s edition magazine with content covering the basketball star’s life and achievements, as well as events of the tribute weekend.