a contributed design article is to pitch your idea to any one of our editors. Chris Wiltz can point you toward the most appropriate Design News editor.
We usually want you to first write an abstract. After we agree on the abstract, you either write an outline or write a draft of the article, depending on your comfort level. Length of design articles varies depending on the topic. Typical range is between 1,200 and 1,500 words, but can be longer or shorter, if necessary. Three to five pieces of art is typical. Blog diagrams and photos usually work best, and they should be at least 2 x 3 inches at 300 dpi.
The topics for design articles should center on a specific design issue: how-to, problem solving, etc. The article can mention a product, but the product cannot be the focus of the article. It can be used for illustrative purposes only, and should only be mentioned by specific name once.
Questions? Email Chris Wiltz .