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Below are examples of various collateral designs/ads I have created digitally over the years for the NW CT Arts Council (artsnwct.org).

Executive Director, Amy Wynn, brought me in as an Executive Assistant/Graphic Designer in the Fall of 2007 and I have assembled the monthly print calendar, CultureMix postcards, CultureMAX Awards program/posters and various ads since then (with a hiatus between November 2008-March 2012, at which time I worked full time in printing, filling in as needed).  I am currently (2017) employed here and below are some examples of my work.

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My designs have been seen in programs for ASAP! in Washington, CT, Housatonic Musical Theatre Society, The Litchfield Jazz Fest, The Nutmeg Conservatory, Sharon Playhouse, and The Warner Theatre; in magazines and newspapers such as: Berkshire Homestyle, Lakeville Journal, Litchfield County Times (LCT), Passport Magazine, Real Estate Report,
Republican-American, and the Register Citizen. Web advertisements can also be found on some of the newspaper sites,  TV ad screens at various businesses in Torrington and the NW Chamber of Commerce, and, of course, the Arts Council’s site: artsnwct.org

Below are examples of my layout skills using client supplied images and were created in QuarkXpress 9 /or Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator unless otherwise indicated.

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Quarter page ads created for NW CT Arts Council’s print calendar and for web use:

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Kent Singers submitted an ad for inclusion in NW CT Arts Council’s print calendar at an incorrect size (below) and I was asked to create a smaller ad based on their ad.

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Here’s the ad I recreated at the correct size, incorporating elements and keeping as close as possible to the fonts and colors of their submitted ad. This was published in the calendar and Kent Singers were impressed with the results:

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Here is another ad I created incorporating elements of their previous ad with revised information. This was published in the calendar and Kent Singers were again impressed:

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Below is an ad for Kinderhook Gallery created for the NW CT Arts Council’s print calendar. I was given text and an image file and was asked to come up with a design:

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After viewing the Paint the Town ad I created for the NW CT Arts Council’s print calendar, I was asked to create a similar ad for publication in Litchfield Magazine:

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Quarter page ad created for NW CT Arts Council’s print calendar. I was given text and an image file:

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Quarter Page ad for NW CT Arts Council’s CultureMAX Awards program:

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Eighth page ad layout for NW CT Arts Council’s print calendar using supplied images:

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Eighth page ad layout for NW CT Arts Council’s print calendar using supplied images:

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For the design below, I created the man with megaphone in Illustrator (adding in Arts Council logo) and laid out the text in Adobe InDesign. This was printed on business cards and posted in the NW CT Arts Council’s weekly E-blasts:

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Example of the print calendar I assemble every month. Sometimes I make ads from scratch like the “Learn, Learn, Learn” ad we offered to our members, and the long version of the “Service: It’s What We Do” ad for the inside.:

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I also created and update monthly this 6-column strip ad that runs in the Republican-American newspaper when our print calendar is inserted and distributed:

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More cover examples:

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Below is an ad I was asked to do for the NW CT Arts Council’s full page print ad in the Litchfield County Times:

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More fanned out images for our web E-Blast use:

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A quarter page membership ad we have run many times in our calendar:

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For our first CultureMIX Postcard design (created in 2008) I assembled member images representing six different areas of the arts we support (dance, 2D art, music, museums, theatrical performance, 3D art) :

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Our CultureMIX Postcard design (in its current form 2017):

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Annual Garden Party

The following five images were created for print and web use for the NW CT Arts Council’s Annual Garden Party. I incorporated two paintings by artist, Kathleen Kelly, as the background for the invitation package (folded card, RSVP card), poster, print and online ads. The background was created in Photoshop and brought into QuarkXpress 9 for layout.

Invite (front):

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Invite (inside):

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Print ad:

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Web Invite:

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Below is the design for the NW CT Arts Council’s 2013 Birthday Appeal card. This was created using Photoshop and InDesign. Cupcake painting was by Naya Bricher:

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This particular event never took place, but I assembled a printed invite:

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…and a print ad for the Litchfield Jazz Fest program:

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…and my party mask with eye holes I could see through:

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Below is a layout created in InDesign. One is for use in print (vertical) and the other was used for a touch-screen display (horizontal):

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Below are web/print ads to promote NW CT Arts Council’s Open Your Eyes Tour utilizing a member designed logo. These were created in QuarkXpress:

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Recent ad recreated for the Hills Magazine:

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Sliders for the new artsnwc.org site. This is updated every month.

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Our office participated in a Yarn Bombing project put on by Five Points Gallery. Amy and I made this large peacock for our building front. Amy crocheted those beautiful round feathers of the tail and I made the body of wrapped, braided, and hooked yarn:

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