The connections of life that come back around sometimes amaze me. I recently reached out to my network and let some folks know I’m open for side gigs. One person I heard from was the mother of the first child I did a story on during my time at Shriners Children’s. ‘“The Other Side of the Door” was the first work blog I posted to this site. It’s was Shantay Blackman waiting there. I’ve gotten to know her family better since then. And she reached back and asked if I could make a trifold to promote her early learning center — and, oh, by the way, could I have it done in four days in advance of an open house? Sure thing! So this is what I did:
On the front page, the right panel is the cover. The middle is the back and the left is the inside flap. The second page is what opens up when you open the cover and inside flap.
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I have been there: Sitting in a doctor’s office with my wife, confronted by news that there was something wrong with our developing baby. Sometimes you’re able to bring your experiences to bear when you’re doing design and copywriting.