We’re a boutique, multi-disciplinary magazine design studio based in Austin, Texas.
We make magazines for everybody—from special interest groups to associations, lifestyle to technical publications, and more. Our wide range of services combined with our small size allows us to be fast, efficient, and responsive, while maintaining the highest standards in design creativity, and timely delivery.
With almost 50 years of combined experience, we’ve had the opportunity to work closely with diverse, talented clients from multiple industries. Collaborating with those partners on the creation of engaging, high-end print and digital content has given us a soup to nuts understanding of magazine creation. We bring a wealth of experience in production processes, and are adaptable to any client’s needs.
Clarity, simplicity, and communication are the cornerstones of our start-to-finish publication creation services. Beautiful, compelling magazines are the result.
Meet the crew.
Creative Director & Owner
Torquil Dewar was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland. After studying News & Information Design at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne’s Faculty of Visual & Performing Arts, he moved to London to work on a variety of newspapers and magazines for several years, both as a full-time employee and as a freelance art director. He then moved to Peoria, Illinois for two years, followed by a move to Austin, Texas in 2004 with his daughter and a variety of feral cats and dogs. He has finally decided he likes it here and hopes to one day not have allergies.
Shelley Lai was born in Taiwan and raised in Texas. After graduating with a major in Advertising at the University of Texas in Austin, she started working at an Austin food magazine. She then moved to Plano, Texas to become production designer for Plano Profile magazine. From there, she moved back to Austin, Texas to take on the art director position for Playback magazine, an experimental digital music magazine. She then transitioned to become art director at NextScreen, where she and Torquil started working together in the same office, collecting empty Hob-Nob containers and making up new words that only Shelley uses.