was the first newsletter that I prepared for the Foothill Unity Center
in Monrovia, California. The basic design of the publication had been
determined several years previously and I was expected to not make
any significant changes. Basically, the Center's administrator wanted
to see if I was actually up to the task. This newsletter was laid
out using QuarkXPress 4.1 on a Windows platform. The photographic
images were prepared using Photoshop 5.5, and the logos and other
drawings were converted to scalable vector graphics using Illustrator
9.0. All of the photography was provided to me by the Center (except
for the columnist photos on pages two and seven).
second newsletter edition for the Foothill Unity Center. Because they
were so satisfied with the results of the last newsletter, I was given
a good deal of lattitude in the preparation of this issue. The content
of page 6 was a reproduction of the flier for the Hoop Challenge,
a version of which appears in the next item in this summary. The layout
was QuarkXPress 4.1, the photographs were Photoshop 6.0, and the drawings
were Freehand 10.
Hoop Challenge was the major fund-raising event for the Foothill Unity
Center, pitting television news personalities against eight teams
of community members playing for five-minute periods each. The designs
of the Hoop Challenge logo and flier were products of the Pasadena
Star-News, but their layout had to be reworked, as they had neglected
to color corrected the photographs and left off one sponsor logo.
The image shown here is the program cover for the event, which was
laid out using QuarkXPress 4.1, Photoshop 6.0 and Freehand 10. It
was very well received.
was my third issue of the Neighborhood News. When I took on this project,
I was informed that this newsletter would be published four times
per year, but it actually made it into print only twice a year. During
2002, there was one additional issue, intended to be published in
May, which was half completed, followed by a couple weeks of waiting
for additional materials, then was finally abandoned by the Center.
There were several recurring problems with this issue. First, all
of the photographs (except the columnist photo on page 2) were provided
by the Center. Most were digital photos and were taken with the camera
set on the smallest dimensions and the highest JPEG compression. This
made then very grainy and able to be enlarged only to a very limited
extent. Second, the profile photo on page three and the columnist
photo on page 7 were taken in landscape orientation and in such a
way that they could not be converted to portrait orientation. There
were several other photographic issues. Another problem was that some
small text boxes had way too much text and other articles had too
little text to fill the available space. This problem was corrected
at a later time.
was my last issue of this newsletter, prepared using QuarkXPress 4.1,
Photoshop 7.0 and Freehand 10. There was to be another issue in July
or August, 2003, for which I had taken some photographs, but the Center
did not get back to me before my move to Chicago in December and another
issue has not yet been published. I will continue to make myself available
to the Foothill Unity Center for future issues of this newsletter,
but they may not want to carry out this process over such a long distance.