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Make Awesome is a web design magazine that celebrates the work of the unknown, the young and those who inspire us to take risks.

Update: Read this blog post about Make Awesome.

Make Awesome is a design magazine that focuses on people who are doing great things. It aims to feature people who aren't heard of much or young ones in the design industry. It will talk to people who are taking risks to do what they're passionate about. 

The truth is, freelancing, starting your own company, or creating your own product can be terrifying. It's supposed to be. Things that are worth it are difficult to do and require a little bit of a gamble. These are the things we're passionate about and this magazine hopes to inspire anyone, no matter your age or follower count, to do what you love and love what you do.

Confirmed interviews include: Janna Hagan, Vic Bell and Sam Soffes. Even though this is my brain child, I won't be working alone. I'm in talks with writers, designers, developers and entrepreneurs who will write great pieces for the magazine. Their response has been great!

Why Me?

I'm a Designer and I have a love for print. When I was in school, I loved the smell of ink and to this day the experience of having a book or magazine in my hands is one that I enjoy.

I also know this industry well and have a passion for getting information out of amazing people. I host a podcast called The East Wing where that's all I do. It's been an amazing experience to get to know these people but, most of all, it's been great to see how people have reacted to the podcast and how it's helped them with their career. I hope the magazine can achieve something similar. 

To sum it up. I'm passionate about this project. I want it to succeed and I'm committed to creating a beautiful, educational and inspirational magazine. Thank you for reading this and I hope you'll consider backing the project.

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Some of the risks include not having enough contributors. I have approximately 93 pages to fill and as much as people are excited about an idea at the beginning, sometimes unforeseen circumstances pop up.

The other challenge is the printing and shipping. Choosing the appropriate method of distributing the publication will be an interesting decision and not one I take lightly. I want to do all I can so everyone receives their copy on time and in a pristine state.

The other challenge is that this is the first time I ever design something of this magnitude. I'm accustomed to working on editorial frameworks for the web but, designing a magazine for print is a completely different challenge. The rules of typography, grids and more, are drastically different.

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