Garreth Blackwell is associate director of the Magazine Innovation Center at the School of Journalism and New Media. He also is an instructor and teaches courses in layout and design, photojournalism and magazine management. He is the co-author and designer of Design Your Own Magazine, published by Nautilus Publishing, and the editor and art director of the annual Samir Husni’s Guide to New Magazines, which is now in its 25th year. Blackwell is the chief marketing officer of Masato Pearls and is the founder of Wide Open Air, a consulting and design firm specializing in new brands and magazine redesigns. Blackwell holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Mississippi.