Posted on October 1, 2009
The United States International Trade Commission publishes several investigation reports each year (primarily Section 332, 337, and 731 reports). Originally, it was part of the Printing Department’s job to create covers for all investigation reports. Continue Reading
Posted on September 1, 2009
The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) publishes an annual report, the Year in Review to report on all happenings at the Commission throughout the year. Using Adobe InDesign, coupled with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, I composed the 2008 Year in Review (published in September 2009).
- designing a cover (using stock art),
- creating numerous black and white charts, graphs and tables,
- developing a consistent style guide for the several documents that made up the Year in Review, and
- working with senior management and an outside print shop to create a professional annual report.
To see the complete Year in Review, click here to view a local copy (with cover) or click here for the one hosted on the usitc.gov website (sans cover).
Posted on February 9, 2009
All government agencies are required to submit an annual budget to the Office of Management and Budget. As an independent agency, the USITC submits its budget request directly to Congress rather than through the Office of Management and Budget.
When I began working at the USITC, I had heard stories of how much work the Budget would be each January, and that every year, without fail, the person in my position had to work around the clock the weekend of the Superbowl to ensure the Budget Justification would arrive to Congress by the deadline (the first Monday in February). As Henry Ford used to say, “Work smart, not hard.” While I’m a hard worker, I realized if I approached the task differently, I might not have to work around the clock leading up to the deadline. When I took a look at the previous budgets, and learned about the process in place, I realized that the Budget could be created much more efficiently using smarter processes and more current and capable software. Continue Reading
Posted on February 6, 2005
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) hired IDSI to develop a career path guide for its management-bound employees. As the Graphic Lead, I oversaw the production of the manual from start to finish:
- I created the manual’s design concept and necessary graphics.
- I used desktop publishing software (Microsoft Publisher) to lay out the 182-page manual and insert all copy and images.
- I edited the copy for readability, spelling and grammar.
To see the complete report, click here.
Posted on June 30, 2002
I worked for the Mine Action Information Center (MAIC) at JMU during my junior and senior years and did anything and everything for them. In December 2001, the MAIC co-sponsored a conference in Miami regarding Mine Action in Latin America. In addition to assisting at the conference, I wrote summaries on presentations and pieced together the 300+ page bi-lingual proceedings. I also put together the accompanying bi-lingual website [website no longer active].
The Mine Action in Latin America conference proceedings are available for review during the interview process.
I also designed covers for various conference proceedings and published documents.