I’ve had the opportunity to work on several newsletters throughout the last few years. These were created and/or edited using Microsoft Publisher.
Sacramento 49er Travel Plaza Employee Newsletter
Beginning in March 2014, I designed, compiled and edited (and occasionally wrote articles for) the quarterly employee newsletter for the Sacramento 49er Travel Plaza.
The Quarter One 2014 issue (the first issue on which I worked) was a complete redesign from the Travel Plaza’s previous Microsoft Word-based newsletter with a brand new name, new look (including the color scheme and fonts) and new features, sections and graphics.
I stopped working on this publication when the employee newsletter was discontinued after the second issue in 2015. In 2017, I was asked to continue the newsletter and I approached it with a refreshed design based on the company’s new logo.
Sacramento 49er Travel Plaza Employee Newsletter (issue eight – winter 2017) (Note: This issue was canceled by the Travel Plaza, but it was completed.)
California Delta Conservancy Community Newsletter
As an unpaid intern, I designed (using a design template created by a previous intern) and edited the quarterly community newsletter for the California Delta Conservancy in the winter of 2013.
The articles were much longer and far more technical (they were written by scientists) and I was first tasked with cutting them down and making them more readable for a wider audience (of mostly farmers).
I also designed the table of contents, placed photos, wrote captions and laid out the pages. Unfortunately, my work schedule (full-time at a retail store) at the time only permitted me to work on one issue, but the experience taught me valuable skills.
California Delta Conservancy Community Newsletter (winter 2013)