We have designed and managed 100's of publications ranging from simple one-page flyers to mailers, booklets, books, and documentation. Projects have included interactive books as well.
There is a huge difference between a simple word processing document and well formed publication. Issues like tables of contents, page numbering section numbering, internal page referencing, and image preparation, and more make a long for document, whether a manual, book, or report, manageable and predictable. Well-formed documents convert easily to Acrobat and other forms.
Same applies to flyers, brochures, and forms. Technically correct documents produce great finished products.
When the author was twelve years old, his father took my brother and me on a weekend hunting trip to Elliott’s Island, Maryland. His dad was not a hunter, but many of his friends were. He says, "I will never forget the proprietor of what was later named the Mertle Gray Gunning Club, Sam Kenney, telling us that whatever we shot, we ate. That being said, Pete Malloy cooked us muskrat and wild duck for dinner that evening. The older gentlemen were kind enough to take us duck hunting that season; it was then that I first placed my hands on a decoy. I remember thinking that there was something special about that object, and that feeling never left me."
"I do not consider this book to be, by any means, an academic work, nor do I consider it to be a “decoy book.” Rather, it is my attempt to simply introduce this little town to those who might care, and provoke an argument with our neighbors in Harford County, as to where the first decoy capital of the world was located."
A Lietenant's Journey into Leadership A Story of the Korean War
William R. MacIlvaine, Author Rod MacIlvaine, Editor
William R. MacIlvaine, a young Lt. during the Korean war, wrote an extraordinary trove of love letters to his wife while serving in Korea. The letters chronicle his transition from a young, inexperienced officer to a mature leader in this nearly forgotten conflict. He tells his story through a remarkable set of letters, each of which is a story unto itself. The letters are sealed with a running narrative that provides the context of the letters and a sense of the reallities of war and the circumstances of his experiences.
As an honoree I chose to volunteer to help make this great event a success each year. My role is to design the annual brochure for the event. We took it from the usual church bulletin size publication to a publication with fun engaging features.
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NMTC connects the more successful technology companies in the region, energetic growing enterprises, government and federal leaders, and academic professionals into a collective force to accelerate economic growth, build our STEM-educated workforce, and protect national security, by driving technology and innovation in Maryland. We are Maryland’s fastest growing technology council with more than 200 members, advocates, and supporters providing access to technology, industry, academic, and government leaders in Harford, Cecil, and Baltimore Counties. Established in 1991 and launched in 1992, NMTC connects members’ companies, organizations, and members to their peers and influential decision makers through organized networking, informative workshops, technology and STEM workforce summits, and idea-inspiring collaborative initiatives.
Visionary Awards Program
The NMTC Visionary Awards, celebrates our neighbors, colleagues, family, and friends for their volunteer efforts that contribute to building a STEM-educated workforce and advancing technology & innovation. The combination of the two provide rewarding careers for our children, expands our regional economy and protects our national security. This evening gala honors those individuals.
The word of the year in 2020 is "unprecedented." And it was a year of unprecedented changes including our event which will be done entirely online this year.
As part of the endless stream of 2020 ad mottos we added our own: "The Future in Focus." We then used anaglyphs (red/blue images) to create 3D images and hidden messages for the quotes included on many pages. The attendees were given a pair of glasses needed to find the clues and qualify for a $100 cash prize.
To engage the attendees we hired a commercial illustrator to draw a likeness of each awardee and speaker and also placed bowls of crayons on each table. Attendees were invited to color in the picture and we then have cash awards to the best coloring projects.
It is not a 'birther' story. It is, rather, the story of a man who made a principled decision to adhere to the oath he willingly took as an officer in the United States Army. It is a story of the personal consequences of that decision and the far-reaching effect it has had on the eligibility issue.
Jack Cashill, author of numerous books, assisted Terry in telling his story. David Mercaldo, a New York-based author, has interviewed and written vignettes of the many people who contributed to Terry's case. A number of notable individuals have also contributed essays on key subjects relating to the issue.
The book is a complete story of Terry's decision, the immediate consequences, and the long-range effect of Terry's decision and should generate a substantive and engaging dialogue on the issues addressed.
Missions Conference Posters
Since 1998 I have designed the posters for the annual missions conference at my church, New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, MD. (http://ncpres.org)
Each year we try to capture visually the main message of the conference which is typically set by the keynote speaker. Sometimes I have had only a few days, or a day, to get these done.
The word for family in Italian is "famiglia." But in any language, no matter how you write or say it, you get the same feeling…that you have a past and because of it…you have a future.
So this book is really a collection of snapshots and stories about our past! I penned FAMIGLIA to give you a window into the past…to bring you back to the “old neighborhood.”
Take your time as you stroll up and down those streets. Stay as long as you like and enjoy the memories. Life goes by pretty fast and that’s why it’s so important to cherish each moment.
Political Mailers and Publications
Since 1989 we have worked with Republican candidates in Maryland on a local, state, and federal campaigns. 1000's of publications have been designed, mailed, and handed out. We've managed mailing lists, data, video, campaign management, strategy and more.
From February 7th to 14th every year-- is a collaborative campaign to strengthen individual marriages, reduce the divorce rate, and build a stronger marriage culture, which in turn helps curtail poverty and benefits children. Together we can make more impact than working alone. Please join with others to host special events, launch a marriage class or home group, or place local advertising or news stories during National Marriage Week USA.
We have helped LET'S GO develop a series of curriculum documents. Base styles have been used for consistency across more than 25 manuals. The standardization has allowed multiple staff members to edit and manage publication class documents.
This book outlines a clear plan to reduce the divorce rate in America.
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