417 Magazine

FOR MOSTLY SERIOUS

As 417 Magazine's former art director, there was nobody better to tackle the publication's massive website overhaul than yours truly. I worked with the 417 team to create a suite of websites for 417's lineup of publications that not only looked amazing, but fit the 417 team's editorial, sales, and digital production needs to a tee.

Visit the live site at 417mag.com.

  • Themed multisite switcher supports 417, 417 Home, and Biz 417 titles.
  • Super-modular styles support custom microsite & article builds
  • Fully integrated object relationships connect articles, issues, events, tags, and more.

THEMED MULTISITE

417 also publishes sister magazines Biz 417 and 417 Home, which were designed to follow the same content patterns and logic, but applied a themed variation on the design system to match the different looks and feels the company wanted to protect from magazine to magazine and site to site.

A FLEXIBLE DESIGN SYSTEM

To accomplish the varying headline styles and treatments, I created a parent design system, and then faithfully altered headline styles and primary and secondary colors across each site without causing any duplicate coding needs or large design shifts across sites.

Credits

UX/UI Design: Jessica Kennon Spencer
Front-End Development: Chad Spencer
Back-End Development: Aimee Hendrycks
Agency: Mostly Serious

JKS