For the Cal Pipe companies I was responsible for basic branding including in most cases naming product lines and even copyrighting service marks and names. Hands-on development of all printed materials was required, which included design layout, product shots and photo editing, technical diagram preparation, illustration, contract freehand art, content definition, gathering content from subject matter experts, and project managing where required through print fulfillment. On a couple of occasions outside layout was contracted to help with the workload. Below is representative of print production.
There is more information in the GRAPHICS and WEB sections that are companion work to these items below.
My job was to gather together all the part information and technical content and then categorize, organize, create the graphics, and layout the product lines in intelligible ways for the distributors and customers of these products. I photographed and edited product photos, or created illustrations when necessary, for these catalogs. My background with project management helped smooth the process where such organization has never taken place. I had layout help in the Stainless Steel catalog, version 3 and more layout help in the Security Bollard catalog. I contracted sketch art and illustration for the Bollard catalog that was used for the cover, back cover, and throughout for the Bollard catalog. Since the Coated and Steel catalog pages were essentially lists only the covers are shown here.
Stainless Steel Conduit catalogs, versions 3 and 2.
Security Bollard catalog
Conduit catalog covers
Before the Bollard catalog there were brochures for the four main types of security bollards. The timing for these brochures and the BOLLARD CATALOG was such that the company had no product or installation pictures or sites that could be photographed so everything had to be produced with photo-effects to make over royalty-free art into bollard scenes and create illustrations from scratch. The last image is a cover for a bollard placement manual for Westfield Malls local managers.
Single, 2-sided, page for Fixed Post Security Bollards. These bollards are photo-edited into this mall shot on the cover.
Single, 2-sided, page for Lighted Security Bollards.The cover background is composited from 4 different stock photos.
Single, 2-sided, page for Removable Security Bollards. Cover photo is from a local university, the bollards, trees, sky, and people added.
Four page Retractable Security Bollards brochure. High security bollards have been added to an industrial building site.
This brochure is being built to help mall managers know how to order and where to install from a corporately approved bollard selection.
Flyers & Announcements
Flyers for a electrical industry trade show. That were cut apart and placed in an industry magazine as a bookmark.
3-fold direct mail flyer for steel conduit.
Industrial Line card.
Imperial Wars multiplayer online game flyer for game convention.
3-fold direct mail flyer for Great American Rolling.
Bollard manufacturing announcement flyer for first security trade show.
Imperial Wars convention flyer
Imperial Wars retail game box
Album cover for recent re-lease of an album
A sampling of various ads for electrical trade magazines. Layout design, graphics, copy and other content and working with the publication for fulfillment were my responsibility. The black and white ad appeared as a half-page in a steel black and white industrial newspaper.
Stationery & Business Cards
I was responsible for branding these companies and lines. These are samples of some of the branded tools. Here is a link to LOGOS for more on branding.