A national nonprofit, Breakthrough Collaborative is devoted to preparing high-achieving middle-school students, most of whom are of color and from low-income families, to enter and succeed in college-preparatory high school programs. Breakthrough also recruits and trains outstanding high school and college students to become Breakthrough teachers and build an interest in careers as educators. They wanted a newsletter that would share information and stories about where they have been, what they have done and what lies ahead.
It was important to reflect their place in education, but still maintain a sense of maturity in the design. We took their existing color palette and look, and created a thorough and beautiful magazine brochure that would share their story. We used original illustrations (pencil, highlighter, calculator) throughout the magazine, and implemented their fun colors to create meaningful spaces.