Publication Design – Workforce Solutions Spring 2009 Class Schedule

Workforce Solutions Spring 2009 Class Schedule - Final

Client: A Community College in Northern Virginia

Project Details: This is a forty-page class schedule that I designed for my full-time employer’s (a community college in Virginia) Office of Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education.The class schedule is developed twice a year and mailed to over 12,000 recipients. The class schedule contains photographs, promotional highlights and class listings for the Office of Workforce Solutions.

I took the cover photograph using an Olympus digital SRL camera at a construction site with one of the many businesses that utilize the classes and training provided by Workforce Solutions. Electronic text was provided to me in Microsoft Word format and no other guidance was given to allow to use my creative freedom when creating the publication.

The final specifications of the publication follow:

Quantity: 12,000 (with 7,300 to be mailed).


  • Size: 11 x 17″ folded to 8.5 x 11″
  • Stock: 65# glossy coated cover white
  • Ink: 4/4 (cmyk / cmyk), with bleeds
  • Varnish: As needed for ink-jetting of mailing addresses to back cover

Inside Pages:

  • Size: 8.5 x 11″
  • No. of pages: 36
  • Stock: 70# dull coated text white
  • Ink: 1/1 (black / black), no bleeds
  • Varnish: None


  • Saddle-stitched

File Specs:

  • Collected Adobe InDesign CS3 files, fonts and images sent via FTP

Spring 2009 WSCE Class Schedule PDF File (4.5MB) PDF Icon

Final Thoughts: This publication was quite a task to layout (40 pages of promotional material AND class listings). However, the final product turned out great. The printer did a top-notch job as well.

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