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InDesigner: Pamela Sparks

InDesign Magazine issue 150 coverThis article appeared in Issue 150 of InDesign Magazine.

As some of you may remember, InDesign Magazine underwent a redesign in 2018—the second major refresh in the publication’s 17-year history. The woman behind the new design? Pamela Sparks. If you’ve been reading long enough, you probably already know that name. Sparks has been designing feature articles for InDesign Magazine since 2015, and in 2017, she was asked to lead the redesign that completely transformed and elevated the magazine. Six months after the new design launched, Sparks took over all design and production responsibilities, and she has been touching every page of every issue since.

Pamela Sparks

Pamela Sparks

For the 150th issue of InDesign Magazine, Sparks gives us a behind-the-scenes look at her creative processes and how she’s kept each issue of InDesign Magazine interesting, fresh, and unique for more than three years.

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Addison Lalier is a part-time freelance writer for InDesign Magazine. She specializes in client and project management at a creative agency in Portland, Oregon.