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In the Halls of the Mage-King ebook conversion

Ebook conversions for print-on-demand product entitled In the Halls of the Mage-King. Exported from InDesign as EPUB, Sigil was used to clean up the XHTML files. Preview shown below is from Adobe Digital Editions. When creating the *.epub files, I also build *.mobi files for use on Kindle and other portable devices.  

BizTalk HotRod internal corporate news letter

Design and production of internally-distributed corporate newsletter. Assignment also required development of newsletter masthead, and InDesign production templates.  

Castoff tool

Microsoft Excel spreadsheet for project page counts in book projects. By selecting the design series in this corporate tool, and entering manuscript page counts, as well as the number of figures that appear within a given file, the user could monitor the page count (estimated and actual) over the course of an entire project.  

Vantos trade magazine advertisement

Client’s goal was to create a sense of intelligence behind the choice to employ their IT hardware. The decision to use the image of Albert Einstein required specific permission of the Einstein Estate, who had to approve not just the usage, but the format of the advertisement itself. The image procured was a black-and-white original, […]

Vantos PowerPoint slide template

PowerPoint template design for IT network security products. Click image to watch sample movie.

Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea box design

Box design for gaming product. The client requested specific fonts for the lock-up of the title, and the front and back cover images were supplied. Client’s suggested design solution was to pay homage to pulp magazines of the 1940’s and 1950’s. Colors and lock-up treatment were left open ended. The cover image required quite a […]

Comprehensive Wealth Managment PowerPoint slide design

PowerPoint template design for financial consultancy. Click image to watch sample movie.

Musings from a work-a-day graphic designer