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> Australian Flowers
Southern Eastern Melbourne Medicare Local, Inner East North East Valley Division of General Practice, Vegetables Victoria, Peracto
Total service - design, prepress, print & print management.
Magazines and newsletters require the bringing together of many elements – overall design (and branding), page and text layout styles, image sourcing and treatment, fitting available space, creative use of images and text titling, author corrections, final prepress for print and web, checking proofs and print management...and inevitably tight timelines.
With clear communication and a systemised approach, all stages and processes, and the quality of the production, are maintained. Periodically, or due to the changing nature of content, branding or strategic direction, a 'refresh' or redesign may be appropriate.
The end goal it to ensure a readable, engaging and professional result that promotes the organisation and it's achievements, events, programs and vital information to it's audience.
turf breed - GROWTH
GND created a new quarterly industry/customer magazine from scratch, based on GND's management of TurfBreed's evolving branding and multi-dimensional product offerings and market place brand presence. Magazine typically get designed in less than two weeks, liaising with TurfBreed's Communications Manager and other involved staff. Issues are typically 36 - 44 pages. GND also manages and supplied printing, and co-ordinates and supplies mail house component. On completion, GND supplied TurfBreed with component sections of the magazine reorganised to be uploaded to their grower portal (commercial customer web resource and management site).
"...thanks again for putting together such a great production. That also comes from the rest of the team!"
Communications Manager, TurfBreed
vrfish - fishing lines
GND initially became involved with Fishing Lines when an emergency situation arose – the mag needed to be designed and prepared for print in 4 days due to the failure of existing arrangements with another designer. GND got the job done, which involved continuing with the existing design while integrating some additional stylistic elements. GND has continued to produce Fishing Lines in tandem with VRFish's Editor, and recently delivered a design 'refresh' working closely with the VRFish Editor. Fishing Lines is a bi-yearly production that varies from 24 to 32 pages per issue. The design and prepress production is generally turned around within two weeks. In addition to the design, GND offers suggestions for titling, pull quotes and page structure (based on available images and article content). GND also manages all prepress, proofing and print liaison.
"..how fabulous the printed Fishing Lines looks! It looks really, really great – they were a big hit at the show and we’ve had a lot of positive comments. Many thanks for all your help and another superb effort...you've been nothing short of wonderful."
Senior Program and Partnership Manager & Fishing Lines Editor, VR Fish
turf australia (make over)
With the renewal of the funding for this project, GND worked with the incoming TA business development manager to refresh and redesign the Turf Australia magazine from scratch, based on evolving TA's branding and a TA brief to develop a fresh, cleaner look. GND remains responsible for the per-issue layout, production, proofing and prepress, and print management. This magazine varies around from 24 to 40 pages, and design and prepress is usually completed within a week. depending on the page extent. GND liaises with the external comms team on content an layout, and continues to source images, build advertisements and offer advice on article and page structure. GND also provided prepress, digital print (including proofing) , print and mail house management on behalf of TA.
GND has produce over 30 consecutive issues of this magazine.
Working closely under the direction of the managing editor (Agrihort Communications) and TA's business development manager, GND has designed Turf Australia magazine from scratch, based on TA's branding and a AC brief to develop a fresh, engaging and professional member publication. GND is also responsible for the per-issue layout, production, proofing and prepress, and print management. This magazine varies around from 24 to 32 pages, and design and prepress is usually completed within a week. GND helps source images, build advertisements and offer advice on article and page structure. GND also provided prepress and digital print (including proofing) and print management on behalf of AgriHort Communications.
citrus australia - australian citrus news
Working closely under the direction of the managing editor (Agrihort Communications) GND was responsible for the evolution of the design (in keeping with CA branding) and issue-to-issue layout, production, proofing and prepress of Australian Citrus News from 2005 to 2015. ACN was a quarterly production that varied from 20 to 48+ pages per issue. Timelines were always tight, and design and prepress on occasions was turned around in as little as one week. In addition to the design, GND contributed to sourcing images, and at times offered suggestions for titling, pull quotes and page structure (based on available images and article content), and built advertisements. GND also managed prepress, proofing and print liaison.
"I have worked with Grant Nelson over the past 6 years in his capacity as designer of the citrus industry journal Australian Citrus News. As a lead member of the editorial team during production of the 30+ editions of ACN, I interacted closely with Grant on the layout, theme and overall look of the magazine. On all occasions, I found him to be a skilled, innovative and accommodating designer, always prepared to make changes when requested, and to suggest practical solutions where needed. Production often occurred under very tight timelines, and Grant was prepared to work 24/7 to meet these targets. His contribution to the magazine cannot be underestimated: it remains the mostly highly regarded communication vehicle in the Australian citrus industry,
and this is in no small part due to Grant’s commitment to delivering an attractive, engaging and professional journal.I'm a paragraph."
Andrew Harty, Market Development Manager, Citrus Australia Ltd
flower association of queensland / agrihort communications
– australian flowers
Afghan Community Project - various
Agrihort Communications won a two issue production contract to produce Australian Flowers Industry, a 48 page production based on the existing style and design of the magazine as produced by a different contractor. GND liaised closely with FAQ to assemble the necessary resources and files to enable a smooth transition to production. GND also suggested some minor refinements and enhancements to the design. Both issues were delivered successfuly and on time. GND also provided prepress and digital print (including proofing) and print management on behalf of AgriHort Communications.
south eastern melbourne medicare local / local link
As part of a rebranding project, SEMML asked GND to refresh the design of it's staff and stakeholder newsletter. Carrying across the elements of the rebranding, GND redeveloped the look and feel of the publication and continues to produce what was generally a monthly 4 page A4 production. To keep information as current as possible, the design and prepress of Local Link was generally turned around in three to four days, including SEMML corrections. GND developed a secondary colour pallete to go with the exisiting SEMML branding, which is used to help differentiate from issue to issue. GND offered advice on article and page structure, helping with pull quote selection and restructured content as appropriate for page layout. GND provides press and web final pdf file formats to SEMML, who managed their own print.