PETRIe Magazine

Design and art direction, responsible for entire editorial print redesign, aligning strategic vision and visual language.

2015–2018 | Key Expertise: Design & Art Direction

Covers of Petrie Magazine Issue 69

PETRIe is an independent publication, striving to tell diverse and representative stories and elevate non-mainstream voices. Established and emerging contributors give voice to often ignored topics, pushing the boundaries of journalistic genres, as they call for a deeper, more meaningful form of engaging with issues at hand.

I was commissioned as design & art director in 2015 and tasked with a complete editorial redesign of the printed edition of PETRIe Magazine, aimed at aligning its strategic vision and visual language. Over the course of three years I have led and created a design team of two.

The solution was a long-lasting hardback coffee table bookazine and a curated approach to editorial design going beyond mere aesthetics. The initial, emotional response to stunning frames is paralleled by insightful after-thought, led by the meaningful dialogue between text and image; this ensures readability and anchors the reader in a more substantial experience. Each publication is accompanied by a social campaign and additional insightful content on PETRIE's website.

The design has established and manifested a clear and recognisable visual language for the magazine. It is sold online as well as through selected stockists internationally, such as the Tate in London and Bookmark in New York. PETRIe was part of Frieze's reading room, was launched in collaboration with the Photographer's Gallery in London in 2017 and has won several accolades and awards along the way.

2018 | Issue 69: Extinction, 5th-anniversary issue
- Creativepool Awards 2019: Silver in the category 'Publishing'
- Stack Awards 2018: Shortlisted in the category 'Best use of photography’

2017 | Issue 68: Not Your Savage
- Creativepool Awards 2018: Bronze in the category graphic design.
- Stack Awards 2017: Runners up in the category 'Best use of photography'

2015 | Issue 67: Privacy and Exposure

Katja Alissa Mueller — Design Lead & Art Direction, specialising in editorial-led brand development and storytelling.

Based in London.
© 2020, Katja Alissa Mueller

Based in London.
© 2019, Katja Alissa Mueller

Based in London.
© 2019, Katja Alissa Mueller