Inspiration from Academy of Art University

At the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, students from the country's only fashion journalism program are shaping the future of their industry with a digital-first focus. We're proud to be a part of this movement as we partner with the Academy of Art to help these students create their own online portfolios, magazines, blogs and digital storefronts.

Graduate Justice McNeil uses Cento's black and white color scheme to give her site sharp, consistent branding. The minimalist theme emphasizes her polished imagery and typography, without getting in the way, letting Justice tell her story in her own words.

Dairia Kymber, MA Fashion Journalism candidate and editor-in-chief of Idealist Mag combines high-end fashion photography with the Collective Journal theme to draw visitors into her digital content with a full width splash page that flows into a digestible blog style layout.

For creative producer Marcello Pautasso, it’s all about highlighting his impressive library of work, which he executes with an eye-catching background GIF in a customized header on the Clean Lines theme.


It's important for these fashion journalism students to quickly update their content, and evolve the sites themselves as the industry they cover changes and grows. A similar attitude is useful for any website owner, the willingness to keep things fresh and unique as your personal brand, business or industry changes will help you stay successful. We look forward to seeing more creative sites from Academy of Art students in the future!