In between designing gardens and traveling here and there on speaking engagements, I’ve had been working on another project that I’m excited to share with you. This year I became editor in chief of The Designer, the quarterly magazine from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers. The spring issue is now available!
Previously available only to members or with a traditional hard copy subscription, The Designer has moved to an all digital format and is now free to everyone! But that’s not the only change. The magazine has been completely re-designed and re-imagined for 2014, including new departments, new contributors, and content that reflects a wide diversity of topics related to landscape design. I’m fortunate to be working with Marti Golon, a seasoned consumer magazine art director, who has brought her considerable talent to the table, and helped to create a fresh and engaging look.
Features range from short and practical columns on technology and business, to more in depth articles as part of our recurring “Design 101” and “Design Master Class” features. The most well received so far, however, is “Pro Plant Picks,” where designers shine the spotlight on favorite plants from their own region.
Whether you are a designer or an outdoor enthusiast, please consider signing up for an online subscription. And don’t skip my editor’s letter – I’m looking for your feedback!