Zoran Opalic

Professional in design and publishing industry. Conceptualize and orchestrate designs and redesigns that effectively reinforce and build brand images. Proven ability to drive record-high campaign in increasing publication sales and execute successful product launches...
Zoran Opalic has written 431 posts for iNewsDesign

SPD: New York and Los Angeles Through Lloyd Ziff’s Unique Eye

When Lloyd Ziff decided to take on photography as his career, he already had decades of work under his belt. He had been shooting since the late 1960s as a hobby, and his new track in the early 2000s was engendered by a huge amount of experience and deep archive. His previous jobs at Vanity … Continue reading

Brain friendly design for news websites

Elements of brain-friendly design Reader experience can be significantly improved by: Formatting the text of the story into shorter paragraphs. Highlighting important story facts and terms. Clean, uncluttered page design. Similarly, distracting elements accompanying the story can reduce comprehension: Flashy advertisements. Photos and links to unrelated stories. How do news readers perceive and learn from … Continue reading

Poynter Eyetrack Research: As photos flood our screens, which ones hold our attention? What makes a photograph worth publishing?

Nowadays when millions of viewers/readers keenly search internet screen, mobile devices and publication pages for photographic images of a favorite soccer player pass, an encaged Jordanian ISIS hostage and a tragic airplane crash, the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) released some pretty revealing findings of their own. The question the study looked at is “What … Continue reading

Engineers meet artists: Discover the startup ecosystem in Bristol and Bath

While London is undoubtedly the center of gravity in the British startup and venture ecosystem, there’s plenty of no less fascinating things going on outside the M25 motorway. A good example would be the burgeoning ecosystem in Bristol and Bath, which form part of the so-called Silicon Gorge in the south west of England. The … Continue reading

BBDO Ad: A Mom’s Social Media Post Shatters Lives

A Simple Distraction Leads to Devastating Consquences By Ann-Christine Diaz AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign hasn’t pulled any punches in educating cellphone users about the dangers of texting and driving. Previously, the company and BBDO New York tapped director Werner Herzog to document the lives of real people whose lives were shattered by texting-related accidents. … Continue reading

Paul Mason: The end of capitalism has begun…Yes it did – 20 years ago

“Capitalism, it turns out, will not be abolished by forced-march techniques. It will be abolished by creating something more dynamic that exists, at first, almost unseen within the old system, but which will break through, reshaping the economy around new values and behaviours. I call this postcapitalism…”. – Paul Mason Zoran Opalic: Could we call … Continue reading

If you build it, they will come. Become the brand and your own boss

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review sports columnist gives it all up to be his own boss. “In order to do this, you have to be old enough to have the trust of the community,” Kovacevic said.“And you have to be young enough to see what the next waves are [in media].” Dejan Kovacevic seemed to have everything in … Continue reading

Botswana innovation hub

LOCATION / GABORONE, BOTSWANA PHASE / UNDER CONSTRUCTION SIZE / 310,000 SF The Innovation Hub will be an iconic symbol of Botswana’s support for research and development, supporting innovation and entrepreneurship and acting as a nexus for knowledge creation and innovation. The client’s brief was for an iconic yet timeless building which employed the most … Continue reading

SHoP and West 8 Propose “Innovation District” for Miami

SHoP Architects and West 8 have teamed up with developer Michael Simkins to propose a new 10-acre “Innovation District” in Miami‘s Park West neighborhood. If approved, the four-block area would foster the “growth of creative technology industries” within the city and provide “world-class urban amenities” to the surrounding communities. “True innovation today requires the very thing … Continue reading

“Noticiero Telemundo” to Air First-Ever National Newscast Shot on Mobile Devices

Historic “Digital Day” Edition of “Noticiero Telemundo” to Air on Monday, July 6 at 6:30 PM/5:30 C Noticias Telemundo announced today that its award-winning national newscast, “Noticiero Telemundo,” will air a special “Digital Day” edition shot on mobile devices on Monday, July 6 at 6:30 PM/5:30 C. This will mark the first-time on record that … Continue reading

Aston Martin DB10

Production will be strictly limited to 10 of the bespoke sports cars, developed and built by the designers, engineers and highly skilled craftspeople at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters.

Architect Oscar Niemeyer

"My work is not about form follows function, but form follows beauty or, even better, form follows feminine."

BACK to BASICS: Portraits

Portraits of people are one of the first elements of the photography used in newspapers.

Typography: x-heigh

In typography, x-heigh refers to the heigh of lower case letters without upper or lower parts when compared to capital letters...

Designer George Lois

“I always knew I was the most talented kid in the school, ” says George Lois of his time at Music and Art. “I was lucky to be exposed to the city’s best art education"...


Newspaper typefaces require a higher legibility then typefaces used for other printed products. Newspaper are printed on a paper of lesser quality under high speed.

How to redesign 1

Good redesign is driven by a deep understanding of the editorial mission of the publication.

Headline on photographs

The eternal dilemma! Dilemma of all editors on the planet Earth – to put or not put the headline or any kind of type in the photo.


Design Facts

Three elements that will greatly help you to understand how readers are observing you.

Typeface: NY Times Magazine

Sunday Magazine is an expansive family of fonts for information in tiny spaces and headlines at large sizes.


When, why and whether to use infographic. The basic fact is that infographic refresh the publication, and it contributes to originality of your product.

A well-designed publication

Everything that a well-designed publication must have...




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