WILL SCHLESINGER 


The cover for Complex’s July 2023 Digital Cover featuring KAI CENAT 


In this project, I was responsible for all post-production graphic design elements. 

The primary objective was to create a cohesive magazine cover that played into the concept of The Truman Show. This involved setting Kai Cenat in front of his fictional, idealistic small-town neighborhood house while he trims his hedge, capturing the surreal and idyllic atmosphere inspired by the movie.

One of the key challenges was accurately reflecting the whimsical and surreal aesthetic of The Truman Show while maintaining a realistic and engaging cover. Through iterative feedback sessions with the client and photographer and meticulous attention to detail throughout the process, we achieved a balanced and visually striking cover.

Tools and Technologies Used: Adobe Photoshop
PHOTOGRAPHY - XAVIERLUGGAGE
GRAPHIC DESIGN - WILL SCHLESINGER
PRODUCTION - MOTION FAMILY
PRODUCTION DESIGN - DORIAN TRIGA
STYLIST - JASON REMBERT
GROOMING - DANIELLE MITCHELL
VIDEOGRAPHER - MATT SWINSKY
ART DIRECTOR - BEN KOPP
EDITORIAL CREATIVE DIRECTOR - ARIA HUGHES
PRODUCER - DAVID NEYLON
PROJECT MANAGER - LIAM ALLEN; ALESSANDRA MALDONADO
PRODUCTION DESIGN ART DIRECTOR - CARA TRIPODIS
SET DRESSER - ENOC GUZMAN
STYLIST ASSISTANT - ORVILLE REID
PHOTO ASSISTANT - KEITH TAYLOR
DIGITECH - JOHN SONG
GRIP J- AE DESOUZA
GAFFER - KHYREE PLEASANT
SET DRESSER - ENOC GUZMAN
ART COORDINATOR - JOHN TANGNEY
WEB DEVELOPER - BILL SHOULDIS
CLIENT - COMPLEX


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