io design & illustration, inc.
fun and functional design & illustration services for print and web

Design for Print

Print design services include catalog layout, menu design, brochures, rack cards, sales tools, multi-page booklets, posters, books and maps. We offer full-service print design development, including production file preparation and printer interaction. We can also put together a team of experts for your project to include writers and photographers.

Below are some examples of our design work for print.

Just Ducky Spring 2012 Catalog

The Just Ducky Spring 2012 catalog is full of bright and cheery prints and great new styles such as the Peasant Dress shown in French Blue Paisley print on the cover.

Our photo shoot was at a great country farm facility that hosts weddings and parties throughout the year. There were lots of fun things to explore – hedge mazes, a spring house, flower gardens, stone walls, grass courtyards, and a big wrap around porch. The location also came complete with a large black/white cat that was happy to be in photos in exchange for some scratching behind the ears. Photos for the catalog were taken by John Warner.

Some sample pages from the catalog are shown here.

Visit Just Ducky Originals online to browse the full catalog and place orders. You can also find a home show near you, which I recommend. Seeing the fabrics and trims in person is sure to inspire you to design your own Just Ducky original.

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Posted in Print by alice

Economic Development Coalition Reports – Arts

Arts & Culture is the fourth brochure in the Economic Development Coalition (EDC) of Asheville-Buncombe County series of focus reports I’ve designed. It is the largest to-date and allowed me to play the most with layout features.

As I mentioned in a previous post, this series of pieces all work together, yet each piece needs to reflect the personality of the individual subject matter – in this case arts and culture of the Asheville region. We needed to pack a lot of content into eight pages but still keep it vibrant. I had lots of fun using graphic elements and color blocks to separate copy, highlight stories, quotes and data points. With only space for a few images it was key that those images be compelling and fit closely with the content to enhance the story of arts in our area. Fortunately in an area so strong in the arts I had great images to select from.

Below you can preview the Arts & Culture focus report.
Please note: on iPads you will need to scroll down and select the “Open publication” link to view example. (We hope this technical glitch is remedied soon. Thanks for understanding.)

Open publication - Free publishing - More arts

View posts on other reports in this series: Advanced Manufacturing, Workforce

For more information on the work of the EDC, please visit their website.

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Posted in Brand and Print by alice