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)
Anja and Edward did a great job creating this class. I especially enjoyed the Hong Kong films featured in the class — they were new to me. I must say that the class made me think of films in a different way. It was strange to me that I reacted to the assignments as real challenges that made me quite nervous — a sure sign that the class was a true growth experience. I hope I can take another course with you someday down the road.
—Mike (California)

Edward Ratliff
photo by Anja Hitzenberger
Edward Ratliff

Edward Ratliff is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator. In the visual realm, he’s a graphic designer who works in print and digital media with clients ranging from individual artists to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His film, video, and installation work has been exhibited internationally.

As a composer and multi-instrumentalist, he’s led bands in clubs, theaters, and festivals across New York City and in Europe and Asia, and has received numerous commissions and grants for dance and theater scores. His music has been heard in shows on Netflix, HBO, Nickelodeon, Hulu, 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) and has been called “a wonderfully spunky and imperturbable trumpet player” (The New York Times).

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, consultant, and educator. She is the founder of StrudelmediaLive, an educational platform that offers live online photography classes and more to people around the world. Anja studied in the Creative Practice full-time program at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City, and has been on the faculty there since 2009. She is dedicated to working with people from different cultures across the globe.

Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows, film festivals, and on theater stages throughout Europe, the United States, South America, and Asia. Her photography has been published internationally and is a part of both private and institutional collections, including the International Center of Photography. She has received numerous artistic grants and has been awarded residencies in Rome, Paris, Warsaw, Beijing, and Tainan (Taiwan). A focus of her activities has been working with live performance, including producing a multimedia piece that toured in New York City, Austria, and Korea.

Anja has been teaching live online photography classes since 2015, as well as in-person workshops in New York, Europe, China, and Taiwan. 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.