Job 03

eastern Washington views from WA-26

This is the photo I’m using to work on my Job 3 draft.     I enjoyed auditioning various photos but this was my favorite for the purpose.   I like how I can play with the contrast at the horizon and I think the gentle curve of the horizon looks good with the straighter lines of text.   The scene is associated with the memory of family driving trips and I could easily conjure up a word to place the photo in. Updated 09/22 with a small pic of my final.

Job 02

Field Guide to North American Wildflowers

For Job 02 I looked at a National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers. I noticed four master pages; introduction pages, photo pages, body text and the index.   The book also contains a glossary but it appears the body text master was used and over-ridden for the purpose. The book is small, 4″ x 7.5″. The first half contains full color, glossy pages with two or three photos of flowers vertically stacked on each page (two masters). These pages are not numbered but below each photo is a one line text frame identifying the flower by a unique number and it’s name.   The frame also includes a page number that references a body text page containing more information (it will be interesting to learn the trick to this, keeping a photo and it’s page reference accurate while laying out a book..same with a table of contents and index I guess). The text frames contain black fill and white text (I made a note to myself to remember this nice effect for a full color page). The text and graphic frames all are set beyond the bleed (correct way to say this?) which maximizes the space for photo detail (no white space on the pages). The picture included here is of a body text page, I really like the layout.   Thanks, Ginny (p.s. I’m sorry about all the white space on my post, I had trouble getting the text to wrap around the photo…any tips? Updated by cutting the line of code referencing the photo from below the body text to above it)

Job 01 and Introduction

Hello, Ginny here…on a rainy afternoon in Juneau.

I’m posting from a macbook with my ipad standing by as a backup display. I’m at home, in the room where most of the action occurred when our three children were growing up.   Lots of block towers, lego creations, sleepovers, home work projects, etc. happened here.  My husband and I met as teachers in Ketchikan but have lived our married life and raised our kids here in Juneau.

I’m tickled to have successfully created my first ever blog post and now look forward to checking back often to learn from all of you! I’ve wanted to try InDesign for a couple of years, can’t wait to be able to begin to use it at work and home.

Oh, and may I share a link with you? Before starting my business card I zipped over to to look at their designs for inspiration. I wondered if you’d enjoy it too.