David Lavelle

Your County

Your County was East Sussex County Council’s residents’ magazine, published three times a year and delivered to every home in the county. I worked on it from autumn 2006 through to summer 2018, only missing two issues in all that time. From 2014 the design work was shared with a colleague in the design team, and together we redesigned the visual style and grew the magazine into a popular and well-recognised publication. In summer 2018 the magazine was renamed Your East Sussex and relaunched as an online-only publication.

Summer 2018.

Interview with Squeeze singer Chris Difford, What’s On centre spread, articles on community pharmacies and grants for local businesses. This was the final edition.


Spring 2018.

Annual budget, interviews with a refugee Syrian family and actor Sarah Gordy.

Winter 2017.

Robert Bathurst cover and interview. Keeping warm and well, high speed broadband and winter events pages. Winter 2017 edition.

Summer 2017.

Features about the refurbishment of Southover Grange, a new stroke recovery service and events in the county.

Spring 2017.

Cover and features about footballer Solly March and Highways Apprentices.

Autumn 2016.

Feature about Eddie Izzard, events page.

Summer 2016.

Feature about local tennis player Johanna Konta, events page.

Spring 2016.

Feature about Jayne Torvill, events pages, recycling and highways stories.

Autumn 2015.

Feature about Ray Mears, water sports, Ashdown Forest and volunteering.

Winter 2014.

Page layout ideas and photo editing. Another star-studded issue, this time featuring David Dimbleby and panto star Louie Spence.

Autumn 2014.

We had the good fortune to interview Tom Baker, the ever-popular fourth Doctor Who, about his new life in East Sussex.

Summer 2014 relaunch.

Interview with Quentin Blake, who also illustrated our cover. Coastal Culture Trail: Illustration and page layout. Summer of Cycling; Business of Beer.

Covers, 2007 to 2013.

Various page spreads.

Infographic about recycling schemes.

Diagrams, charts and infographics.

Various page spreads.

Four-page summertime spread, infographic for green issues and a promotional spread for the library service, summer 2008.