Newspaper InDesign templates with Newmarket Holidays branding
Newmarket Holidays are base in Surrey, Sarahjane worked remotely in Brighton. She used Adobe CC, Asana, a work management app and Microsoft Teams. Worked closely with marketing, the account manager and the brand graphic design team. Using newspaper and magazine InDesign templates with the Newmarket branding. Layouts where updated with the latest tour images, text, T&Cs and prices. Once approved by the team, a print ready PDFs was sent to the relevant media partners.
The amazing team are highly organised with shared spreadsheets and weekly meetings. Work included planned adverts to last minute print deadlines.
Advanced InDesign skills used to create 800 page digital books
Leo Learning gave Sarahjane their branded InDesign template to Artwork exercise books for accountancy exams. Using InDesign with its paragraph, character, table and object styles to keep all the books consistent, these are advanced InDesign skills. The text was set in a flowing manor, imported from Microsoft Word, this helped with any additions or extraction of content. Pages included charts, tables and diagrams, all made accessible friendly.
A full table of contents was included and one for each module. These create bookmarks and hyperlinks for easy use throughout the documents for the final PDFs. These books also had to be ‘print ready’ using the same InDesign document, for the the non digital students.
This was a huge project, the books varied from 500 to 800 pages long, over 6 months. Working closely and remotely (on google chat) with other graphic designers, project managers and proofers. Digital spreadsheets where used for progress, and everyone knew were they where and what they where doing.
Artworker uses photoshop paths for beautiful illustrations
Working with beautiful graphic illustrations is something novel for this Artworker. Sarahjane efficiently worked with the illustrations and text, moving them into their new book size for print. Keeping to the graphic designers style and theme. Using Photoshop paths for a seamless cut out and overlay of images.
Artworker creates installation diagram in Adobe Illustrator
Drawn over the top of photographs to create a perfect simple outline illustration to use as an installation diagrams. These drawings are made as a vector file and can be used in multiple ways either for print and on the web.
Keeping the artwork to exactly the client specifications to create ‘how to’ diagrams.
Microsoft Excel is limited for creativity and design but InDesign can create company branded tables from your Excel tables. By importing and setting up table styles Sarahjane can quickly change many tables to look the consistent e.g. the same colour and fonts. They can also flow neatly from page to page. Tables are a fantastic way to layout lots of data neatly.
Artworking 50 charity campaign packs for the Art Director
The Art Director created templates for this five item campaign pack. Sarahjane created master pages and artworked each pack by inserting the text, updating the map, choosing images creating a relevant pattern for each country.
Working closely with editors and account managers on amends and consistencies, the artwork was created efficiently and quickly.
Legal document updated to new brand colours and logos
A Microsoft Word document is usually supplied in a real mess, a collection of different fonts and colours. This can be imported directly into InDesign and manipulating the font to fit on four sides and still be readable.
Sarahjane also created an interactive PDF, recreated a T&Cs layouts, made amends to existing projects and help create an EPUB.
Sarahjane also works remotely and was asked to design a staff stock catalogue using existing website branding (colours, logo and fonts). A simple flowing table layout of 26 pages with images that was to increase in the future. The layout could easily be added to or sections taken away, always keeping the order required.
Sarahjane also went on to create two more catalogues, two order forms and a stock leaflet for print. Using the latest Adobe CC InDesign Sarahjane created the layout and PDF’s for amends and manager comments.
Resizing a layout from an A4 folder into A5 leaflet
Propeller’s Senior Designer had created the basic template in A4. The artwork was to be resized to A5, obviously the font would be too small with a reduced print so a new layout using the existing components had to be created. Once this template was approved, all the other 12 golf course leaflets had to be created, changing the elements for each individual features. This also lead to creating handbooks, flyers, business cards and brochures in-house.
Freelance Artworker assisting other Freelance Designers
Sarahjane is very happy helping out other fellow freelancers, Designers and Artworkers, in-house or remotely. Urgent projects with tight deadlines can crop up unexpectedly and or all at once. A picture heavy layout, updated with many different languages. Communication is key to have the correct text on the correct page.