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Canyon Media provides publishers and corporate clients with world-class publication design services and startup/launch consulting.

New publishers can count on Canyon Media to help them navigate the complexities of the publishing industry, and help them launch new titles that rival leading publications in their niche.

Experienced publishers and corporate clients can count on Canyon Media to seamlessly integrate design and production layout services into existing work-flow processes and production schedules.

All of Canyon Media's client's benefit from complimentary consulting with any design contract. Our industry knowledge is backed by 20 years in communication design and marketing, and extensive experience in every aspect of the publishing business.

Initial Design & Redesign Services
Canyon Media's initial design and redesign service is geared towards startups and existing publications that need a fresh look. Our initial design service creates the brand identity of your publication, and establishes the look and feel of you publication for the foreseeable future. Our redesign service can create an entirely new look for your brand, or keep the best parts while providing a fresh look for the design of you publication. Canyon Media's initial design and redesign service includes:

  • design of the cover and cover logo;
  • design of interior editorial sections, pages or stories in the publication
    (e.g., table of contents, departments, special departments, features, etc.);
  • development of a publication style (e.g., font usage, repeating type
    and graphic elements, color palette, etc.);
  • development of file templates (QuarkXpress or Adobe InDesign file formats)
    that can be used to facilitate efficiency and consistency in ongoing production; and
  • complementary business consulting (e.g., newsstand distribution,
    print production, ad sales, etc.).

Production Design & Layout Service
Canyon Media's production design & layout service is geared towards publishers who want to outsource the production design & layout of their magazine, and for art departments who need an extra hand designing individual stories. This service requires existing file templates or style guides that define the existing design rules and production specifications of the magazine. This service includes:

  • layout/design of each page;
  • assignment of photography and/or illustration (i.e., identifying and
    contracting with a photographer or artist to create the art);
  • researching stock art (searching/identifying appropriate stock art from online stock agencies);
  • preparing images for production (i.e., color correction, image manipulation, etc.);
  • photo editing (selecting the most appropriate photos from a photographer's submission;
  • placement and advertising art, including an evaluation of each ad to ensure files are to spec;
  • ad design;
  • proofing edits (making changes to copy as requested by editors);
  • creation of high-resolution print production files; and
  • production liaison (working with the client's printer to ensure the highest quality
    production and on-time delivery).

Consulting Services
Canyon Media provides complimentary consulting with all design contracts. We also offer stand-alone consulting services to clients, priced on a project basis. Our industry knowledge is backed by 20 years in communication design and marketing, and extensive experience in every aspect of the publishing business including

  • editorial development/planning (i.e., helping clients match editorial with target readers,
    identifying writers, contract negotiation, determining in-house work-flow processes, etc.);
  • print production (i.e., assisting the client in identifying a printer, determining
    production specifications, production liaison,etc.);
  • circulation/distribution planning (i.e., developing newsstand distribution channels, subscription programs, etc.);
  • advertising sales planning and support (i.e., creation of media kits, developing sales strategies, etc.)
  • general business planning (i.e., determining budgets, operations, staffing needs, etc.)

Custom Publishing
Canyon Media also provides turn-key publishing solutions for corporate clients looking to publish B2B magazines, advertorial products, corporate magazines and other publications. This service includes planning, advertising sales, promotion, writing/editing, design, production, distribution and more.

Digital Publishing
Learn more about this new service.

Fees & Quotes
Every project is bid separately to include a total cost for services. For initial design or redesign quotes, we need to know how many unique sections, pages or stories will be involved in the design—each unique section, page or story requires time for stand alone design as well as template development. Production design quotes are based on a per-page fee for internal pages, plus an additional fee for covers. We offer discounts for multiple issues as well as production design services that run concurrent with an initial design contract. As previously mentioned, all design clients receive complimentary consulting as a value-added service.

Call or email Canyon Media today for a free consultation and quote.


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