Make Your Own Zine
© anja hitzenberger

Make Your Own Zine

Dates: Wednesdays, Jan 15–Feb 12, 2020
Time: 2–4 pm (ET)
Sessions: 6 (includes 5 group sessions, plus a 1-on-1 session with Edward to finalize the design, to be completed March 11.)
Limited enrollment: 8 students
Fee: $395
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Want to share your photo project with people in a way they’ll remember? Zines are a great way to present your work as a simple but creative object. We’ll look at a variety of zines for inspiration and help you edit and sequence your project. We’ll discuss developing a concept to fit your specific story, including layout options, typography and fonts, and picking the right materials and printing process. You’ll learn basic step-by-step InDesign skills you can use to create your own zine, as well as the language of printers and designers. Through weekly assignments you’ll develop and refine your own zine, and by the end of the class you’ll be ready to send your layout to a printer or to print at home.


Please note: Students should have a project ready to develop into a publication.
What a great class — I learned a lot and found it very inspirational!
—Jessica (New York City)
Thanks again, Anja and Edward, for a wonderful class — I can certainly say that I got what I was hoping for out of it.
—David (New York)

Edward Ratliff
photo by Anja Hitzenberger
Edward Ratliff

Edward Ratliff is a composer, filmmaker, designer, and multi-disciplinary artist.

As a composer and performer, he has led bands in Europe and Asia and throughout New York City and has received numerous commissions and grants for dance and theater scores. His music has been heard in shows on HBO, Netflix, Nickelodeon, Hulu, the Discovery Channel, PBS, and more — everything from a biography of Dostoyevsky to Real Sex Xtra. He “is best known for making richly cinematic music that captures New York City’s momentum and diversity…” (The Wall Street Journal).

Edward is a designer who works in both print and digital — developing websites and designing books and other printed material for clients ranging from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to individual artists. His film and video work has been exhibited in festivals internationally, and he has studied film devotedly for decades.

Edward teaches movies as inspiration and using InDesign to create zines and books   for StrudelmediaLive.

Anja Hitzenberger
Anja Hitzenberger

Anja Hitzenberger is a photographer, filmmaker, private photography consultant, and educator. She is the founder of StrudelmediaLive online classes. Anja studied at the International Center of Photography (ICP General Studies full-time program) in New York, where she is now on the faculty. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows, in film festivals, and on theater stages throughout Europe, the United States, South America and Asia, and published internationally in magazines and books. She has received numerous grants, including “Swing Space” from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), and has completed residencies in Rome, Paris, Warsaw and Beijing. Anja enjoys teaching students from different nationalities, and has several years of experience in teaching live online photography classes, as well as in-person workshops in New York, Europe, and China. Originally from Salzburg, Austria, she divides her time between New York and Vienna.

Anja teaches visual storytelling, environmental portraits, critique groups, and how movies can inspire your photography for StrudelmediaLive.