Echo Magazine 2021

by Columbia College Chicago

Students in the Graphic Design and Journalism programs at Columbia College Chicago 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, while copy editing, fact checking and proofreading all pages; and send the magazine out to the printer. A professionally printed magazine with a print run of 3,000 that is distributed throughout Chicago.


Silver in Magazine & Newspaper Design 2022, Student

Created by:

Lead Designer

Sydney Weber

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
Cover Photography: Camilla Forte