I was recently asked by an Apple Computer representative
to start publishing with IBooks. This will be my newest
initiative in the field of publishing and design. Unfortunately, these templates are making it too easy to develop interesting layouts. In today's portfolios it's harder to see someone's talent by looking at websites, one column layouts, IPhone graphics and social media.
Classic, traditional page layouts with two and three columns
are always a better indicator of someone's visual talent -
typography in headlines, text type that has no widows,
formatting, color, white space, continuity in page spread
layout and masthead creation. The indication of a student's
creativity is to keep continuity over multiple page spreads -
then you can see how they keep a family resemblance in their
page-to-page development with flexibility.
I've designed many e-books over the last few years 3 for Tradition,
City of Fort Pierce, the Rockland Boulders, Oak Harbor Golf Club,
the United Way and the EDC of St. Lucie County.
Several years ago I won a Grant from Apple Computers - $45,000.
An Apple Technology Partners Grant - the Apple representatives
wanted me to get this grant - they told me all about it. Since
my students and I were working on multiple projects for the Big
Ten Conference, a manufacturing company in Texas, Awardwinning
Sports Marketing projects for Northern Illinois University, additional
projects for the Mid Continent Conference, for Musical Performances
and projects for major corporations like the Whitman Corporation
and IC Industries - they were proud to award it to me because
my students all benefitted so much - I use the same philosophy
today. It works well at IRSC.