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All Good Things: The Unheard Chad and Jeremy

In advance of the Chad and Jeremy Fall 2016 tour (their final full-length North American tour), the artists requested the  compilation an anthology on three CDs and forty-page photo book. Alma reviewed over fifty years of photos in cooperation with noted rock photographer, Gered Mankowitz, artists’ management, family and friends. Alma prepared the complete chronological layout for the book, covers and loose art card for a package featuring over 300 unseen photos.

When designing the visual elements for the CDs, Alma decided to dovetail with the rough era of the songs on each disc: the sixties being represented by the classic look of Ember Records, the eighties by Rocshire Records and the present by the style of their current record label, Electric Paintbox.
This Anthology is limited to 300 copies, Alma’s personal copy may be requested for review at in-person meetings.

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Adobe Generation Professional: Publishing

Alma completed and passed the 2015-2016 Adobe Generation Professional course in Publishing in April 2016.

This five-week course empowers educators to create digital publications in a hands-on, collaborative experience. You will develop your understanding of digital publication design, including design theory and processes you can use in your classroom.

This course counted towards 25 hours of professional development time. During this time Alma created publications in Adobe InDesign, from print projects to online and interactive publications. Best practices for reaching InDesign were also covered as part of this course.

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Chad and Jeremy Tour Poster

Chad and Jeremy Tour 2016

In March and April 2016, Alma completed a poster which included all of the dates for the Chad and Jeremy tour. She used skills she had developed from her recent Adobe Education Exchange course on InDesign CC.

In the design, many graphical elements were re-worked. The logotype for the group was made in to a more rectangular shape using Illustrator. Several photos were reviewed and adjusted in Photoshop and elements which were adjusted for this poster are going to be incorporated in upcoming marketing materials.

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Equipment Loan Program Website Updates

Alma and a colleague reviewed and updated the online list of items available through Loyola’s Equipment Loan Program. Alma spearheaded the visual changes, avoiding the square pictures previously used on the website and in management proposed redesigns. The final design features equipment photos in an extreme landscape aspect to facilitate a more equal visual presence for all types of equipment items.

In tandem with this visual shift, all of the content was updated and reorganized, the new organization being heavily based on the Equipment Loan Binder which was finalized two months previous. This reorganization reduced the number of menu items from 24 to 19 future-proof categories.

The website is based on the T4 content management system.

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