Editor of Trinity Western magazine awarded gold for design

Langley, British Columbia—Trinity Western University’s Diane Coulter has brought home gold. Editor of the Trinity Western magazine, Coulter and her design team earned the prestigious gold award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Up against universities spanning the Pacific Northwest, including Portland University, UBC, Seattle Pacific University, and the University of Alberta, Coulter received the award for the magazine’s design, illustration and photography.

“We wanted the magazine to reflect our University’s vibrant, academic community,” says Coulter. “To do that, the magazine had to be innovative, advanced and of high calibre in both design and content.”

Trinity Western University launched the first issue of the Trinity Western magazine last spring—a 36 page, full-colour publication distributed three times each year to approximately 50,000 people in Canada, the United States and abroad. Vancouver-based designer Tom Brown, an art director for magazines in both Vancouver and New York, inspired the look for the new magazine as the art director.

“Tom is very accomplished and well-respected in the graphic design industry,” says Coulter. “He brought along a team of people who allowed us to incorporate new artistic elements in this publication.”

Martinique Sourisseau of Tuscany Design, based in South Surrey, also played an essential role in the magazine’s design and production.

“Martinique is a rare find and a crucial part of our creative team,” says Coulter. “She makes an editor’s job easier because she’s innovative and thoughtful, and her experience is invaluable.”

The magazine, which showcases several designs by award-winning illustrator Brian Cairns from Scotland, includes articles on TWU initiatives such as TWU’s new leadership training centre in Ottawa, as well as student, alumni, faculty and University stories.

“The University has such a broad community and so much is going on that the magazine provides a way to document these activities and to share with others what’s happening in all areas across the University,” says Coulter.

Though only three issues of the new magazine have been printed, the gold is the third award Coulter has already received. CASE awarded Diane with a bronze in the overall magazine category for the exceptional content in and presentation of the magazine.

Earlier in the academic year, Coulter also earned silver for the design of the Trinity Western magazine in the 31st Annual Design Competition by the University and College Designers Association. Among 1,500 entries in all categories for the 31st competition, TWU was the only Canadian university to win at the gold or silver level.

The third and most recent issue of the Trinity Western magazine can be viewed online at www.twu.ca/twmag.

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a privately funded Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 3,000 students this year. With a broad-based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 34 major areas ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 12 graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and administrative leadership.

Last Updated: 2007-09-26