Nanna Särkkä

M.Soc.Sci (Communication), graphic designer, Project researcher, doctoral student


I have worked for ten years in magazine journalism, as a graphic designer, sub-editor and journalist.

As a graphic designer it has bothered me that there is so much silent knowledge in editorial design (i.e. layout of magazines): many big issues are not explicitly outspoken. This hinders for example planning and evaluation of the editorial design and the journalistic product as a whole.

On the other hand, I feel that there is a big gap in understanding between the graphic designers and readers. Designers don’t know very well how the object of their work is interpreted by the readers. That is the topic of my own doctoral study: editorial design and the ways it is conceptualized in production and in reception.

Currently I am working with issues concerning coherent application of media brands’ visual identities in cross platform publishing. I am an associate junior researcher in VITRO, the Doctoral School of Communication Studies.

Nanna Särkkä in ReseDa Research Database.

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