And… of course, we’re in the middle of Spring and I’m just now posting the Winter issue! But hey, better late than never right? I really loved how the home features and guides turned out. If you like what you see, check out shelleylai.com to see more of my work!
Author: Shelley Lai
Breckenridge and Winter Park Come Together
As we all know, last year was just all over the place, so I held off on posting. Right before the pandemic, we published a dual sided issue featuring Breckenridge and Winter Park magazines. Here are a few layouts from it.
Fort Collins Winter 2018-19 Issue
I had a lot of fun with the home feature this issue, and really love how the cover turned out! Here’s a few layouts but you can always go here to see the whole issue online!
Colorado Gift Gear Guide!
I just finished the Winter 2018-19 issue of Breckenridge Magazine. Still having trouble deciding what to give someone who’s an adventurer? Check out the latest issue for some Coloradian gift ideas! Merry Christmas Everyone!
Saving room for dessert?
Then you’ll need to check out Ginger and Baker in Fort Collins. I got to work with amazing photographer Julia Vandenoever to shoot the cover and food feature for the Fall issue of Fort Collins Magazine and love how it turned out!
Reasons to love North Colorado!
Check out the latest Spring and Summer issues of Fort Collins Magazine.
This was the first time Fort Collins magazine did something super abstract for their cover. The Spring cover has at least five different images in it with a typography treatment on top of it. To give it a fun spring-like feel, I went for warm bright colors; but at the same time, kept some earthy-tones to reflect the brewery theme. I’m glad they went for it because I think it looks pretty neat!
The home feature is probably my favorite layout. Not only did the photographer do an awesome job capturing the mood and essence of the story, but the article itself wasn’t the typical happily ever after story — which makes it an interesting read. This gave me the challenge of having to creatively reflect thatUsing the bold san serif font shows the seriousness of the topic, and giving it an opacity treatment is a metaphor of how the couple’s lives in the house is in the past. In the end, I’m really please with how it turned out.
Summer in Breckenridge!
This issue was a lot of fun to work on. Tiny homes, summer summit life hacks, delicious food — make sure you pick up a copy if you’re in the area or check out breckmag.com!
10 Must Stream Documentaries on Netflix! Part 4
Hello! Time for a new list of Netflix documentary recs. Here’s parts 1, 2, and 3 if you’d like to check out the others. No particular order but I highly recommend them all. I’ve included the trailer instead of the movie poster this time to make it easier to get a glimpse of what the doc is like. Enjoy and let me know what you think!
An American filmmaker and cyclist unwittingly wades into a global scandal when a Russian scientist leaks shocking details of a vast doping conspiracy.
Legendary journalist Gay Talese unmasks a motel owner who spied on his guests for decades. But his bombshell story soon becomes a scandal of its own.
3. Losing Sight of Shore
This documentary recounts the feats of the Coxless Crew, a team of four women who rowed from San Francisco to Australia in support of two charities.
4. Night School
Three high school dropouts face a host of challenges when they come back to earn their diplomas at a school with low graduation rates.
5. Finding Traction
Ultra-marathoner Nikki Kimball tests her body and spirit in this documentary tracing her quest to break the record on Vermont’s 273-mile Long Trail.
6. The Birth of Sake
This film offers a rare peek at the daily life of the artisans of Yoshida Brewery, where devotion and skill combine in the ancient art of saké making.
7. Inspired to Ride
Cyclists race along the breathtaking but arduous 4,233-mile TransAmerica Trail, without support, prize money or any perks, aside from joy and pride.
8. Queen Mimi
This heartwarming documentary profiles Marie Haist, a formerly homeless Los Angeles woman who lives in a laundromat and has befriended celebrities.
9. Amanda Knox
She was twice convicted and acquitted of murder. Amanda Knox and the people closest to her case speak out in this illuminating documentary.
This docuseries examines the decades-old murder of Sister Catherine Cesnik and its suspected link to a priest accused of abuse. WARNING: This one’s quite disturbing, but if you like murder mystery, this one’s for you.
Latest Ft. Collins Magazine Designs
I can’t believe it’s been a year since my last post! Here’s my latest work for Ft. Collins Magazine. If you ever visit, be sure to grab a copy when you’re there or visit here to find out where to shop, eat and play!
Taking on Breckenridge Magazine
It’s been a year since I started working on Breckenridge Magazine, so yea… I think it’s about time to post some work from it. The major design change made is the cover. I’ve given it a more updated look. With some creative freedom, I also had some fun with the features. Here’s a few samples. To see more, please visit http://breckmag.com. And don’t forget to pick up a copy if you’re ever in the area!