My Role: All content created by Amanda Dixon
The task for Festival Magazine was to focus in on one unique aspect of Seattle in comparison to other cities in America, and create an entire magazine that glorifies that unique characteristic. Since I am from Bakersfield, California originally, it was not too difficult for me to point out Seattle’s differences, but I did not want those differences to fall under any obvious category. I thought of ideas such as the mass amounts of local companies, the tattoo culture, the socially conscious culture, and so on, but it was too obvious for me. After some thought, I was able to realize from a poster board of flyers in Columbia City that Seattle is unique because it is diverse and celebrates that diversity with over two hundred festivals each year. This was the beginning of my research.