I made a magazine where the star of the show is my son. I knew that the only way to show I could design a magazine or magazine-ish layout was to make one myself, so I did. I designed the spreads and did the layouts. I conceptualized each fictional business, designed a logo for each of them from scratch, and designed the ads using license-free images from Google. I suppose, in a literal sense, I half-designed the boy himself. ;)
Anywho, I put some of my design process just below the magazine to show how I got to some of these ads. I hope you enjoy it and please let me know what you think.