Advanced Desktop Publishing
These are works from my Advanced Desktop Publishing class. The assignments required that I follow
the design principals listed below.
- The design model should be a short paragraph that specifies the publication's target audience,
its physical specifications, and any prepress details that will further define the publication
(anticipated stock, quantity of reproduction,
general use of images).
- The storyboard is a hand-drawn sketch that allows you to visualize your direction without
hindering your creativity within the limitations of the technology. It also includes a table of the
- The digital model is your digital prototype. Again, remember that you are not limited by what you
sketched as the storyboard. Make sure not to microfocus on specific design elements (the best image
to complement the text, the color of a border or block of ink, typography of a specific font, and
so on). Your goal here is to develop the overall environment as a visual extension of what you
outlined in the design model.
- The finished deliverable provides an opportunity for you to evaluate the prototype with respect
to the goals for the publication described in your design model. In this step, you microfocus on
every element of the publication, analyzing the appropriateness and exactness of all details and
the consistency of their relationships.
The assignment was to find a sample of a newsletter or other informational publication that I
believed to be poorly designed. I was to write a short paragraph which listed that design's
specific problems, create a storyboard, and design model. I chose the Tourism Office of Budapest,
Hungary web site. (This site is no longer available.)
Newsletter Assignment (PDF)
Reconstructed Newsletter (PDF)
Newsletter edited using Publisher (Publisher)
American Indian Museum
For this assignment I was instructed to go to the Smithsonian's Web site (www.smithsonian.org) and
familiarize myself with its content. Create a design model for a brochure that is targeted for a
specific purpose and audience.
Museum Storyboard (PDF)
Museum Digital Model (PDF)
Museum Digital Model (Publisher)
Instructional Brochure: Crackle Finish
This is a publication whose primary objective is to teach a specific task or skill.
Crackle Finish Storyboard (PDF)
Crackle Finish Digital Model (Publisher)
Crackle Finish Digital Model (PDF)
Crackle Finish Final Deliverable (PDF)
Web Page Redesign
The web site I chose has since been redesigned.
Pohanka Design Model (PDF)
Pohanka Final Deliverable (PDF)
The purpose of this publication is to provide information on a specific theme.
Genealogy Catalog Design Model (PDF)
Genealogy Catalog.pdf (PDF)
The focus of this project is to convey an experience through sensory-focused design.
Travel Design Model (PDF)
Travel Digital Model (PDF)
Travel Final Deliverable (PDF)