I designed this poster based upon 1950s poster art. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate so the presenter didn’t show. Then with a five minutes heads up, I ended up presenting on different web-based genealogy databases.
While working away on design projects this week, I listened to Mike Monteiro’s Webstock 2013 presentation, How Designers Destroyed the World. It’s full of language, examples of how designers fail/betray their audiences, and includes this gem: “Don’t trust a designer who hasn’t been punched in the mouth.”
My library’s big annual fundraising event, the Gala, is this Saturday. I started receiving content for the event in March. A list of publicity materials I have made so far:
- One digital sign announcing the event
- Two printed “Prize” signs for the night of the event
- Printing two 2 x 3″ spreadsheets (made by someone else, but then touched up and printed by me)
- Creating 12+ digital signs especially for the night of the Gala. It highlights our stats, new things, and upcoming cool items.
- One poster for the in Library Gala
- One remainder campaign email
- One mini-website
- Social media updates
- Several web posts
- Photos of the Gala committee which includes touch-ups
- One banner button
- One printed flyer
I used the outside-designed invite for all of these materials. My main concern was making sure to have consistent marketing and branding for the event across all avenues. This has been really time-consuming (practically all day today alone!). Next week I will get to process and upload the photos to the Library’s various social media networks.
New More New Math comics are posted every Monday.
A Cup of Tea & A Wheat Penny discusses aging. I just read The Time Traveler’s Wife (book and movie trailer) and her entry reminded me of the book so much. While I have some pretty strong sentiments regarding that book, in regards to aging, my only thought is that I don’t want to outlive being able to take care of myself.