Our print brochure for Blanchet Catholic School's annual fundraiser was designed at a larger size for more impact. The 9"x6" (when folded) size allowed for larger photos and had space for a chart showing the sponsorship opportunities. Printed by Select Impressions in Salem, it featured the schools blue and white color scheme and our custom photography of the school and the classrooms.
Long-term client Quantum Polymers wanted a trade show booth that featured the original collage we'd designed for their printed marketing materials. However the booth was 10' tall and 10' wide, and the graphic we'd created was only 12 inches wide by 9 inches tall. Even if there'd been time in the schedule to recreate the collage at a larger size, we were limited by the size of some of the source materials they'd provided for the collage, and we didn't see a way to create a big enough graphic. After a discussion with the company producing their booth about dpi and print quality, we took the collage into Adobe Illustrator and used the Live Trace feature to create a vector version of our complicated collage. We then resized the vector…
Have you tried out Google Drive yet? drive.google.com is Google's replacement for Google Docs. We've been using it for lists of things that we need to access at multiple locations, such as links to a website a client wants to discuss, or lists of possible hosting companies. My favorite use of it to date is to keep a list of my daily hours of billable time, since I can access it from both work and home. Fancy time tracking programs are all well and good, but sometimes simplicity works best. http://drive.google.com/
OSBEELS approached us to design a logo for use on marketing materials. They especially needed a symbol that could be used for booth decoration when at trade shows and conferences where they were providing information to potential engineering students. We enjoyed this Oregon logo design project -- it was fun to figure out a way to describe engineering and land surveying in symbols. The blue color for their logo design came from the blue already in use in their newsletter and on their business cards. The wavy line, curved triangles, and grid lines were all inspired by samples they showed of land surveying and engineering documents.
We designed a custom InDesign template for OSBEELS (Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying), and produced multiple issues of their newsletter for print and the view online. In addition to placing the text they provided in the template, the regular issues required creation of custom 3D charts showing results of various state tests. We also found stock imagery for their general information articles.