This has been about six months in the making, so I am pleased to finally present the National Center for Learning Disabilities Annual Report 2012!
The 48-page report is styled to resemble a magazine layout giving the reader an opportunity to read one ‘story’ at a time.
You can read the report in all its glory here.
For the past six months, I have been working with the National Center for Learning Disabilities on this report and I am excited to finally be able to launch it into the world.
In my initial meeting with Director of Development Kevin Hager back in October, we discussed how NCLD’s 2011 annual report could be more readable than those in the past. Some of the previous reports “read like a Hemmingway novel” and consequently, no one digested the content. I pitched to Kevin that we could format this year’s report like a magazine—keep the articles short and use a lot of large, full-color artwork to draw readers into the material. Each section of content is formatted like an editorial story with a headline and artwork to match. The print version is printed on a high-gloss, high-quality, magazine stock. The idea behind the visual report was to keep the reading light; NCLD donors are parents—and on top of that—women, or mothers, whose reading schedules might be limited to a few minutes of a magazine here and there.
Shortly after I started working at Law Week Colorado, the CEO of Circuit Media announced that she was in the planning stages of a company service trip to Mexico. A few months later, we found ourselves on a hot, sweaty bus ride from Puerto Vallarta to the small town of Bucerias.
From Bucerias, we met up with men and women working at a nonprofit called PEACE Mexico. They toured the Circuit Media team around the area of Punta de Mita showing us the tangible results of the work they have been doing for years.
When we returned to Denver in November of last year a few shades darker than when we were when we left, I started thumbing through the hundreds of photos that I took while we were down in Nayarit. I found myself drawn to all of the color and texture that Mexico had to offer. From those images, I based my concept for the 2010 Annual Report—a kind of tactile vibrance that PEACE brings to the area. Independently, I designed the entire 96-page report using supplied copy and my own photographs, as well as additional photos by Jamie Cotten, Elizabeth Lloyd Photography, Nikhol Esteras Roberts and Nova Pennison.
To download the entire pdf report, click here.
© PEACE Mexico, Circuit Media
View more of my Mexico photos here.
Upon graduation in May, the NTC Classes of 2011 and 2012 traveled from Denver to New York City to perform a showcase of work for directors, agents and casting directors. This program handed out to the attendees was a collaboration with photographer eric laurits.
More from the NTC…
‘The Magic of Movies’ is a touring interactive theatrical lecture on film hosted by my main man, the charming Mr. David Sherman. Truly a one-man show, David conceptualized and wrote The Magic of Movies, editing clips from popular movies to demonstrate different aspects of the language of film. Tying in the history of photography and the science of how your eye works when you see a film, The Magic of Movies is an educational performance that tours to middle and high schools in and around Dayton, Ohio. The in-school artists program is produced by Muse Machine, a student arts organization in Dayton.
I created the poster/marketing image for The Magic of Movies based on the photo/concept by David Sherman and Doug Merk. Now that the show is up and running, I also designed a study guide pdf that can be downloaded and distributed to students after the performance at their school.
In winter 2009/2010, I met with the Denver Philharmonic and became a volunteer with the orchestra. In spring 2010, I redesigned the concert program, and have produced each program since. The Philharmonic is a fantastic community orchestra and I am thrilled to be able to contribute to such a beautiful organization. If you haven’t heard the DPO play, I would encourage you to check out their website and attend a concert. You’re guaranteed to have a truly amazing evening of beautiful music.
More from the Denver Philharmonic…
The Associated Collegiate Press named the 2009 LinC as a National Yearbook Pacemaker Winner
The Indiana Collegiate Press Association awarded the 2009 LinC the following honors:
* Indiana Yearbook of the Year, including first place in the following categories…
* Best Execution of Theme
* Best Portrait Section
* Best Student Life Spread
* Best Sports Spread
* Best Overall Design
I spent the summer of 2009 in the beautiful Berkshire mountains designing as the Print & Graphics (PNG) Assistant. Hand-in-hand with the PNG Manager, we were responsible for any and all materials distributed at the Festival during the summer season. Here are a few of the program spreads from the 2009 season at WTF.
More from Williamstown…