The Presbytery of East Iowa needed a report celebrating its increased mission giving over a ten-year period. Both a 12-page report and a one-page summary sheet needed to be created. "connecting the Word of God to the World of God" is both an account of giving levels, and a reminder that the mission work of the church is not done.
Nyemaster Goode is a law firm with offices in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, and Ames, Iowa. The firm was a sponsor of the 2013 IWLC conference -- a conference empowering and educating women leaders in Iowa. Nyemaster wanted to use its sponsor booth to highlight its women attorneys and showcase the number of women litigators at the firm. Benson & Hepker Design came up with a campaign that featured each of its 16 female lawyers on individual brochure covers. Because these were printed digitally, it was cost effective to have different covers with a common interior. The brochures were then displayed like table tents on the booth table, and the impact was 16 women engaging passersby.
United Action for Youth is an agency in Iowa City dedicated to addressing the needs of and supporting youth in our community. They have after-school programs, counseling services, career advising and other opportunities for youth to make good choices. Its annual fundraiser is an auction of flower centerpieces and other live floral items. This year's theme was centered around Mardi Gras and needed to be simple, colorful, and impactful. The red flower stands out as a way that United Action for Youth helps its young people learn who they are and how they stand out.
Cedar Rapids Gives is a nonprofit organization in Cedar Rapids whose current focus is ending human trafficking. The graphic in the logo is the result of the realization that the organization brings two entities together to set a third entity free.
Iowa Engineer is the University of Iowa College of Engineering's alumni magazine. Published three times per year, the spring issue focuses on the college's new 3-D printing capabilities and its virtual manufacturing capability. The cover story focuses on AMTech, the center partnering with private companies on ventures that range from visualizing best practices for manufacturing circuit boards, to "printing' blood vessels and living tissue organs. Wendy Brentner is the editor.
When Dr. Stephen Russell was a med student at the University of Iowa, future eye doctors recorded anomalies in their patients' eyes by using colored pencils and markers to draw when they saw when they peered into their patients' dilated eyes through a magnifying glass. Technology has replaced that practice. Thousands of these eye drawings were about to be discarded when they came to the attention of Dr. Russell, now a physician in the UI Department of Ophthalmology. He teamed up with author LuAnn Dvorak to create The Lost Art of Retinal Drawing, a book that preserves not only representative drawings, but the process used to create them.
Choosing Survival: Creating Highly Adaptive Societies is the e-book of author John Kemp, who articulates how societies have used five basic strategies to adapt (or not) to changing circumstances in which they find themselves. The cover design plays with five shapes to reinforce the major principles.
The Cornell Report is the alumni magazine of Cornell College, in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. The spring 2014 issue featured a toolbox for alumni on how to tell the Cornell story, and a feature on an alum who participated in the Freedom March in Washington, D.C., with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The editor is Dee Ann Rexroat.
EBW Event Management is an event management company that stages meetings, conferences, and events all over the world. The company gets its name from "Everything But Weather," which is a reference to how the company event planners control everything they can to ensure a positive experience for their clients.
The Iowa City Downtown District needed wayfinding and map signage for several downtown kiosks. Because its tagline is "You are here," there was a natural tie-in to the maps. Each kiosk had a unique map that let visitors know where they were standing, in addition to directing them to their destinations. Printed and online versions of the map were also created.
The Summer of the Arts in downtown Iowa City puts on the annual Iowa Arts Festival every June. The event features live music, arts vendors, and Culinary Row, in addition to several children's events. It's a community-wide celebration of the arts in Iowa City. In 2013, the organization was celebrating the 30th anniversary of the festival, so the signature color was green.
The University of Iowa School of Music premiered its alumni magazine in 2013. The first issue featured architect's renderings of the new School of Music building being built near downtown Iowa City. Smaller features also told the stories of the careers of prominent alumni, and how the school was pushing the limits and definitions of music and music theory. Sue Orhon is the editor.
Rhonda Staley @ The Mansion is an interior designer whose regular newsletter has generated quite a following in the local and regional market. Coming out approximately every two months, the publication features a current project and design tips and trends. Rhonda reports that clients wait anxiously for the next issue, and they read it cover to cover as soon as it becomes available.
Mergen Orthodontics needed a makeover for its marketing materials, and the result was a new logo, folder/brochure, letterhead, insert sheet, and form system. The brochure is a custom-format folder that features a "side" focusing on children's orthodontics, and a "side" focusing on adult orthodontics. Each page of each half meets in the middle of the brochure and creates a single image.
MidWestOne's annual report for 2012 featured employees and their stories. People who have been with the financial institution for several years and more recent hires told the story of how MidWestOne cares for its customers by caring for its people. Nick Pfeiffer is the editor and project manager.
Riverside Theatre stages and annual Summer in the Park festival each summer that usually features at least one play by William Shakespeare. This year, one of the plays is Hamlet. To promote the summer season and to educate the community about Shakespeare, the Theatre stages "WillPower" every spring in local elementary schools. This educational program helps younger students understand the language of Shakespeare's plays, and gives them a greater understanding of the play and the playwright. In conjunction with this program, a WillPower guide is created. This year's theme was a comic book.
The University of Iowa College of Engineering alumni magazine is published three times per year. The Winter 2012 issue featured stories on poplar trees and wastewater management, and a look back at the College's career placement tools of the past. The editor is Wendy Brentner.
Furlong Family Farms is a Muscatine-county farming operation that manages several hundred acres of local crop farms. The company needed a logo, brochure, newsletter, and other identity materials to help spread the word about its farming philosophy to prospective landlords.
The University of Iowa Women's Basketball Program holds two camps each summer for secondary-school-aged girls who play basketball. These brochures are self-mailers and are distributed annually during the final two weeks of the season at all the home games.
The University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival is an annual celebration of all genres of writing. Make up of week-long and weekend workshops, the festival is in its 27th year. This year's materials included a catalog, poster, and several ads. Amy Margolis is the program's director.
The Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County is a non-profit organization that helps ensure access to affordable housing for residents of Johnson County. The organization needed a brochure that would fit into a regular-sized envelope but that was something other than the usual trifold brochure. The size enabled the document to be digitally printed as needed, to make the most of the organization's budget.
The Community Foundation of Johnson County produces its annual report every January, and distributes it via a local newspaper to get maximum readership. In addition to the annual report, a pocket-sized summary of the year is produced as a cost-effective way of marketing the organization.
The Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce wanted to tell the story of its year in numbers, at its annual membership banquet. The staff gathered pertinent data of the past year's accomplishments and programs that were then translated into infographics.
Currents is the annual report of IIHR at the University of Iowa. This year's theme was "Making a Difference," and the articles told the stories of how students, faculty, staff, and alumni are making a difference in the lives of their community and within IIHR. The editor is Jackie Hartling Stolze.