2018 – 2020
Art Direction
Print + Publication

Adobe Indesign
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator

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SCAN Magazine

SCAN Magazine is the award-winning, editorially independent, quarterly feature magazine for the Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta.

As art director, I worked directly with the editor-in-chief and creative director to design and produce 3 printed quarterly issues. I created a new visual language for the magazine and reworked its previous traditions to better represent that students and faculty of SCAD — an internationally renowned university for creatives.

Renaissance // Spring 2019
v. 12  no. 2

The concept of restarting, whether personal or symbolic, initiates a conversation for change and growth regardless. The Renaissance issue holds significance in the idea of rebirth, in which the meaning of those words hold a different significance and weight to each person. It symbolizes the first spring of a new decade. It represents rebirth and a renewed transition within ourselves and our crafts. 

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Outsider // Winter 2020
v. 12   no. 1

For the Outsider issue we wanted to celebrate and bring awareness to those going out of their way to be, create or represent the uncommon. From alternative career choices to impossible photographs developed on mirrors, we wanted to provide inspiration for those pushing forward to be an outsider.

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Dreams // Fall 2019
v. 11   no. 3

Dreams are a big part of life — whether figuratively or literally —and even more so in the creative world. This issue crosses the boundary between the physical world to explore topics from the science of our sleep cycles to special effects makeup that reflects inner demons.

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Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle AwardsDesign Multi-page presentation: First place, Roberta Nicastro (“Coding: The Renaissance of Language”) Design portfolio: Third place, Roberta Nicastro (Fall 2019 – Spring 2020)

Michigan State University Society for News Design Awards
Best Design: Magazine of the Year: First place, (2019-2020)

Student Designer of the Year: Third place, Roberta Nicastro (2019-2020)
Magazine Spread – Honorable mention, Roberta Nicastro (“Pay Loans with Limbs”)

Society for Collegiate Journalists National Competition
General Interest Magazine, Overall excellence – First place, SCAN Magazine (2019 issues)

Infographic – Second place, Roberta Nicastro (“In the Sleep Cycle”)

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Crown
Magazine Silver Crown

College Media Association Pinnacle Awards
Feature Page/Spread – First place, Roberta Nicastro (“Coding: The Renaissance of Language”)
Infographic – Second place, Roberta Nicastro (“Pay Loans with Limbs”)
Entertainment Page/Spread – Honorable mention, Roberta Nicastro (“Filling Your Soul”)

Society for Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Regional Awards
Best student magazine – Finalist, Staff (SCAN 2019 issues)
Data visualization – Finalist, Roberta Nicastro (“In the Sleep Cycle”)

Associated Collegiate Press Awards
Informational Graphic – First place,Roberta Nicastro (“Pay Loans with Limbs”)

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