Here is the older stuff I kept in my portfolio at the old jamie-cole.com, including magazine work, design and freelance material.

Special Projects

One of my primary responsibilites at The Progressive Farmer was running one of our premier editorial programs, The Best Places To Live In Rural America. I worked with editors at CNN/Money to develop the statistical structure of the program; coordinated editors and photographers (we used only staff photography and traveled to each place ourselves); top-edited copy; designed the section for the magazine; and shot, wrote and produced several pieces for the project as a traveling writer and photographer myself.
Best Places 2008 The Progressive Farmer February 2008
-Designer -Producer -Writer -Photographer
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Best Places 2007 The Progressive Farmer February 2007
-Designer -Producer -Writer -Photographer
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Writing and Editing

Is Animal Ag Endangered? The Progressive Farmer May 2009
-Article/Cover Designer -Writer
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How Healthy Is Farm Country? The Progressive Farmer June 2008
-Article/Cover Designer -Producer -Writer
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A Garden For The Grandkids The Progressive Farmer March 2007
-Article/Cover Designer -Writer -Photographer
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Tomatoes Out Of Time The Progressive Farmer June 2007
-Article/Cover Designer -Writer -Photographer
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Fire Man The Progressive Farmer August 2007
-Designer -Writer -Photographer
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Home Again The Progressive Farmer January 2006
-Designer -Writer -Photographer
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Country Place samples

-Article/Section Designer -Editor/Producer -Photographer
As a Senior Editor I also wrote and designed covers and was responsible for editing the Country Place section of the magazine, along with all home and garden well features. These sections represent the design principles outlined in my visual style guide (see “editorial design” below). I planned and produced all copy for these sections; planned, directed and shot photography and illustrations; and designed the pages.
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Over The Fence

-Section/Cover Designer -Writer -Editor
Another responsibility at PF was editing the opening section of the magazine, then called “Over The Fence.” The pages featured news, notes and audience interaction. Since I was so involved with writing covers and story planning overall, I was often able to tie in the cover, opening page and well feature (as in Sample 1). The section as a whole won several design and writing awards during its 6-year run.
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REVIEW: I Am Charlotte Simmons The Anniston Star January 30, 2005
-Writer
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REVIEW: Joyce Carol Oates: Uncensored The Anniston Star June 19, 2005
-Writer
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REVIEW: No Place To Hide The Anniston Star March 20, 2005
-Writer
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REVIEW: Down And Dirty Pictures The Anniston Star May 2, 2004
-Writer
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REVIEW: The Falls The Anniston Star November 28, 2004
-Writer
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Editorial Design

Young Guns The Progressive Farmer January 2009
-Article/Cover Designer
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Farmland’s Golden Age The Progressive Farmer November 2008
-Article/Cover Designer
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Crumbling Away The Progressive Farmer September 2008 OZZIE (Folio: magazine) award winner
-Article/Cover Designer
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A redesign was crucial to PF’s repositioning as a lifestyle magazine. The Executive Editor, Art Director and I worked closely with consultants to craft the design. My job was to implement it by creating InDesign templates, authoring a visual style guide, and presenting it to the staff. The redesigned magazine won Best Overall Magazine Design three straight years from AAEA.

Visual Style Guide -Author/Designer
Every member of the staff got a copy of this guide, which helped us stay on the same page with the visual details that yielded a consistent, coherent look for the redesign.
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Redesign Presentation -Author/Designer
The book was also restructured to improve reader navigation and make the most of our editorial core competencies. I presented this PowerPoint to the staff (represented here as a JPG gallery) as we launched the design.
Launch The Gallery

Stanford Project

One of my favorite projects was a team exercise at the Stanford Professional Publishing School. I was the editorial team leader; we developed the concept for a new magazine around the general subject given us by the faculty—activism—and had only four days to develop it and then present it to the school in competition with other teams. Our team won the competition. I created all of the branding material, the PowerPoint for the presentation to the school (which I also delivered) and all the pages and covers for the magazine. Below are some of these materials.
Presentation -Author/Designer
Presented here as a JPG gallery.
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Cover and Page Gallery -Writer -Designer
Samples for the magazine project.
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Marketing Gallery -Designer
We created t-shirts, mix CDs and posters for the “launch.”
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Opening Movie -Producer
I created a short QuickTime movie to launch the presentation and represent the brand.
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