Spinal Surgery News (SSN) is the leading trade title in this important surgical niche featuring news, opinions, events, reviews, product information and a wide range of peer-reviewed scientific material of interest to specialist spinal professionals.

In November 2012, Barker Brooks and Pelican Publications joined forces which meant we gained a whole new catalog of publications to design. I was handed Spinal Surgery News as a project to sink my teeth into. I wanted to achieve the following:

  • Change the colour scheme to one that was complimentary and didn’t over shadow the content
  • Make more room for impressive images (the imagery for this subject is so interesting, I wanted to make sure we achieved maximum impact)
  • Along with the editorial team, sort the content into sections along with section colours to add pace and structure

Contents page and news section:


Sample spreads:




Sample spread plus house advert: