Green Eugene

Layout, Portfolio

I’m very proud of the work I did in bringing the Green Eugene magazine publication into existence at Emerald Media Group. Taking Green Eugene from concept to multi-issue publication required treading new ground cautiously, but urgently.

The Brand

Recreational cannabis use had recently become legal in Oregon. That created an immediate need for education and community within the student population on the University of Oregon campus. There were no other cannabis magazines produced locally in Eugene, OR which provided EMG an opportunity to innovate, if we moved quickly. Such a publication would also be a great tool for student engagement and recruiting.

The Logo for Green Eugene was one of my favorite whirlwinds of working at the Emerald. Developed in basically a single business day, I collaborated with my publisher at the time on a cannabis educational brand that felt classy and inviting.

The Publication

The Green Eugene publication exists to educate and inform but it was also a space for my designer’s to experiment. The glossy pages and full bleeds allowed us to play with more unique illustrations and printing techniques.

More JustCole Portfolio Posts

Torch Craft Marine Website

Torch Craft Marine Website

The Website After developing the logo for Torch Craft Marine, the owner wanted to build a website. He had a specific concept for the layout in mind and was able to point us to an existing website that was visually pleasing to him. The site needed to have a parts shop...

Deep End Analytics Website

Deep End Analytics Website

The Website Continuing with the ocean and nature theme, I designed her site to feel organic, earthy, and inviting. Kate was clear that she did not want her company essence to feel stuffy or formal, as it is her goal to provide small businesses with friendly yet...

Fantasy Character Design

Fantasy Character Design

Contacted by a person hoping to build a customized version of a favorite game, I was asked to create character illustrations with some broad requests for high contrast and archetypes of 'Knight', 'Plague Doctor', and 'Sorceress'. This project wasn't able to be...