Magazine Design Portfolio

Eye-catching design and good writing go hand in hand. One without the other is like not putting hot sauce on your tacos. Why would you do that? (We are Texas-based. That’s an abomination here.) Our award-winning designs perfectly complement the content created by our trained journalists, and the results speak for themselves.

From community magazine publishing to association magazines covering topics from healthcare and security to agriculture and retail, m3Magazines has pretty much done it all. And check out those shiny awards we’ve received for them in the magazine design portfolio below.

m3Magazines Makeovers

Celebrities have stylists to help them look their best, and associations have m3Magazines. The magazines below had good bones but needed a little extra sauce to update their look, engage readers and advertisers, and present their content in the best way possible.

Take a look at the makeovers below and imagine your own magazine getting a new runway-ready makeover look. (Just don’t ask us to teach you a signature walk. Not all of us are that coordinated.)


WomenPolice is distributed to thousands of female police officers worldwide. m3Magazinesʼ redesign presents a cleaner, more easily digestible format with a more visually engaging design.


Folio Awards, Association — Honorable Mention for Best Redesign; Communicator Awards — Honorable Mention for Best Magazine


The design of Keynotes was dated and uninspired prior to our redesign. An updated font family and cleaner yet more dynamic page layouts brought the magazine into the 21st century.


Custom Content Council — Most Improved Publication

The Cattleman

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association’s monthly magazine, The Cattleman, was nearing its 100th anniversary and needed a new look that reflected the associationʼs modern role in the cattle industry while paying tribute to its roots.


APEX Awards — Best Redesign


Heartbeat’s layout and design were loosely structured, which resulted in a messy, haphazard look. m3Magazines created a cleaner, more colorful design that has won multiple awards over the years.


Folio Awards, Association — Honorable Mention for Best Redesign; APEX Awards — Most Improved Publication

Some of Our Awesome Work


Keynotes is the official publication of ALOA SPAI, an international association of security professionals. The magazine presents technical content in an easy-to-read design that engages readers and creates interest about association happenings


As the official magazine of Mended Hearts, Heartbeat is received by tens of thousands of people worldwide who have been affected by heart disease.


Folio Awards, Association/Non-Profit — Winner for Best Cover

Darrah & Co.

m3Magazines sends Darrah & Co.ʼs magazine to retail market attendees across the Southeast to help promote the companyʼs vendor lines. We design layouts that focus on the products and helpful information while reinforcing the showroomʼs branding and personality.

Denton County

When a newspaper publisher in this affluent Dallas suburb wanted to create a high-quality regional magazine, m3Magazines delivered the engaging, original and award-winning Denton County.


Multiple Folio and Communicator Awards.


Bold, attention-grabbing visuals emphasize the magnitude of the issues surrounding policing for women police officers.


Communicator Award — Honorable Mention for Best Feature Writing

Safe & Vault Technology

Safe & Vault Technology is the magazine of The Safe and Vault Technicians Association. m3Magazines keeps the focus on what the members want — technical information — while bringing life to content with creative feature design and consistent elements.