express is New Zealand’s largest LGBTI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) magazine and website. Their goal is to continuously inform, support and strengthen the LGBTI+ community New Zealand wide by reporting on relevant people, places, stories and events.

express has been published since 1992, to date the longest, and now the only LGBTI+ publication in New Zealand.

In 2014, express called me in to design a couple of issues while their designer was on leave. In late 2016, I officially joined the team as the creative director and loved my role — which included typography and image layout, designing advertisements for clients, and everything else that is to be expected with magazine creation and publication.

Below, I’ve embedded seven of my favourite issues I designed.