E-Soc newsletter is printed

This is the second E-SOC newsletter that I have designed for the Department of Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston.

E-SOC newsletter
E-Soc newsletter for Fall 2009

The design is based on an InDesign template that I modified for the needs of the Sociology Department.

I was responsible for laying out the content and completing the pre-press work on the newsletter and its photographs. I also suggested how to reduce the content to fit the two-page design.

Our wedding coozie designs

Today, I finished the designs for the coozies that we will give away during our wedding.

I designed them using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CS4.

Here they are:

blue coozie
The blue "formal" coozie.

Photos taken for the blue coozie were shot by Pin Lim, from our engagement photo shoot. The background of this coozie will be blue, so the ink needs to be white, and so the white ink is black above – which means it’s kind of hard to tell what this one will look like. I’m confident it will be awesome.

white coozie
The white "fun" coozie.

One of the photos taken for the white coozie was shot by Pin Lim (see the one on the far right). The others were shot myself, holding the camera out at a decent distance. This coozie was white with blue ink, so it’s not hard to see what it will look like, since the black ink above will be blue.

UPDATE: See a photo of the finished coozie, printed by Kustom Koozies, from Pin Lim’s wedding photo shoot:

The coozies
The coozies came out great. Our guests loved them!

Event flyers designed for Center for Immigration Research

I designed this flyer for the Center for Immigration Research, to promote an event involving two visiting professors.

Are immigrants good Americans?
An event flyer for the Center for Immigration Research.

I worked with the visitors and staff from their universities to acquire images that I could use in the flyer.

Then, in November 2010, another visitor came and I designed a similar flyer to promote the event.

Enemy Women (And Men)
Another event flyer for the Center for Immigration Research.

News page layout and design

At the Tomball Potpourri, not only was I tasked with writing stories and taking photos to accompany the stories, but I also designed the interior news pages using QuarkXPress and Adobe Photoshop.

Here are the page I designed for the March 7, 2007 issue.

I was in charge of writing all headlines, sizing the photographs and creating graphics to accompany the stories.

layout work
My layout work on the March 7, 2007 issue of the Tomball Potpourri.

Download the PDF of my March 7, 2007 layout design.

Tomball Potpourri page layout

This is a news page I designed for the Tomball/Magnolia Potpourri.

Tomball Potpourri news page layout
From the Feb. 7, 2007 issue of The Tomball Potpourri.

I’m particularly proud of the design of the table that lists the FFA award winners, the headlines I wrote for the FFA story and the column of photos and the photo I snapped of City Council member David Quinn.

News layout
This screen capture of the page design captures the three elements I'm most proud of.

This page was designed using Adobe Photoshop and QuarkXPress.