HCA Healthcare Magazine
- Kevin de Miranda, Group Creative Director
- Brian Cook, Senior Editor
- Steven Lyons, Art Director
- Tracy James, Photo Editor
- Jean-Manuel Duvivier, Illustrator
Pace Communications approached me in need of an art director to concept and layout HCA Healthcare's associate magazine on a very tight turn. With a limited number of allocated hours and a hard delivery deadline, we needed to apply the style of HCA's recent corporate rebranding into a 20 page publication.
After acclimating quickly to Pace's internal processes and remotely meeting my new team, I began with developing a document grid and typography styles. Working with edit team on pagination and placement led to designing feature layouts and dropping in content. We wanted the design to reinforce the three pillars of HCA's identity, Raise the Bar, Unlock Possibilities, and Care Like Family, so we set up the features as sections containing employee interviews and corresponding content.
Although new concept photography was available for use, two features needed illustrations to convey their message. After selecting an illustrator that fit HCA's brand style, I sketched concepts for those illustrations as direction for our artist.