Updated August 14, 2009

Apartment Fliers

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Work dates – January 2009 to February 2009

Created with Adobe Photoshop CS3

A series of documents was needed for an information booth regarding recontracting in the Michigan Tech Apartments. The documents needed to include information relevant to current apartment residents as well as non-first-year students who would be interested in relocating. Included in this document set is an overview of recontracting for current students, a contracting schedule and rate description for prospective students, and a facts sheet detailing room layouts.

A great deal of coordination between the Michigan Tech Apartments office and the Housing office was required in order to ensure sound editing for this document series. One of the more challenging aspects of this project involved editing the bedroom layouts on the third document. The original image was a full floor plan with walls that could not simply be erased without creating conspicuous gaps that would not exist in the apartment rooms. To make the room layouts appear correct, additional walls needed to be added.

Updated August 14, 2009

Table Tents

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Work dates – January 2009 to April 2009

Created with Adobe Photoshop CS3

These table tents were developed as a series of informative displays that would be placed on the tables of the dining areas around the Michigan Tech campus. Originally, there were only going to be two designs—the first was a preliminary announcement and the second was a calendar of events. However, it became necessary to revise the second table tent late in recontracting.

The third table tent required many changes in order to set it apart from the previous ones. It was decided that an entirely different color pallette would be the most efficient method, both in terms of time constraints for design revision as well as keeping a similar visual design to the previous document. However, editing the revision of the calendar table tent was a big challenge because a large amount of editing and proofreading needed to be acomplished in a very short amount of time.

Updated August 14, 2009

Postcard

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Work dates – January 2009 to February 2009

Created with Adobe Photoshop CS3

Sent to all on-campus residents of Michigan Tech, these postcards were designed to be friendly and personable for students interested in moving to the Michigan Tech Apartments. However, there was also a need to give a brief overview of upcoming recontracting events. This was accomplished by composing the postcard in a conversational format.

The development of the postcards for recontracting presented communication challenges because the Apartments office wanted a "friendly reminder" with few details about the actual recontracting events. On the other hand, the Housing office desired a more technical document with specific dates, times, and locations for Apartment recontracting events.

Updated August 14, 2009

Tabloids


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Work dates – January 2009 to April 2009

Created with Adobe Photoshop CS3

These tabloids were designed to be the backbone of the recontracting project. These documents were posted on all advertising boards around campus and the residence halls. It was necessary for the the tabloids to be conspicuous and prominently show the most important parts of the recontracting schedule.

Like the table tents, it was originally intended for there to only be two documents. Similarly, it became necessary to add a third document at the last minute as a revision to reflect some last minute changes. It was amazing to see everyone come together during the editing process in order to ensure the document was completed quickly.

Updated August 14, 2009

Handout

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Work dates – January 2009 to April 2009

Created with Adobe Photoshop CS3

The goal of this project was to compose a comprehensive document detailing all aspects of recontracting. This would include information for dining plans, hall preference, learning communities, and additional housing options.

Originally intended to be a simple redesign of a six page brochure I realized this document could be edited and summarized into a two-sided 8.5 x 11 handout, which would save printing costs. Coordination with several departments was necessary because of the broad scope of information this document would contain.