Catalyst Magazine

by Columbia College Chicago

Students in the Graphic Design and Journalism programs collaborate to create from inception to completion a four-color magazine in a single semester. Students design the publication, write and edit all stories, create or assign all photos and illustrations.


Silver in Magazine & Newspaper Design 2022, Student

Created by:

Lead Designer

Jess Pistone

University or Design School

Columbia College Chicago


Columbia College Chicago

Design Team

Jess Pistone, Nina Walsh, Benji Hobson, Sydney Weber, Sophie Polido, Geda Alsharif, Ayesha Shaikh, Chris Arroyo, Alex Astorga, Safura Syed


Individual Credits

Professor/Design Advisor: Guy Villa, Jr.
Professor/Journalism Advisor: Betsy Edgerton