Sherborne Girls Case for Support

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: £490
  • Entries Received: 42
  • Winner: JacekKadziolka

Contest Brief

I am acting for a UK independent school on a major fundraising appeal. We need a professionally-designed brochure, initially for use in one-to-one meetings with potential donors, and then a few months down the line for a bigger print run.
I am no designer, but have created a draft version of the brochure in InDesign. I would like the chosen designer to broadly follow the shape of this, but to take it to the next level. I am looking for something that is more contemporary and more eye-catching.
Essentials: A4 landscape, 16 pages. End result to be provided as an InDesign file.
I am not keen on white text on coloured backgrounds. I think pull quotes are important.
I will create a shared Dropbox folder with all the copy, photos and graphics. I would like to receive the completed brochure as an InDesign file so that I can make alterations going forward.
For the purposes of choosing the designer for this job, I would like to see an example double page spread created as an alternative to pps 8 – 9 of my ploddy design, below. I have attached a selection of photos and graphics below, as well as the necessary copy. I suggest you visit the school's website to get a feel for the place and how it expresses itself - [login to view URL] But don't be slavish in following this look - the school realises it's not great and they are actually working on a new site at the moment.
To give you some idea of the type of professional polish I am looking for, check out the King's School document - here [login to view URL] . OK, it's a review, not a fundraising brochure, but it's got the crispness I need.
Good luck!

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“Jacek is a real professional. His work is exceptional. He has a great eye for colour and style. He is also quick and reliable. I would recommend him to anyone.”

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  • Jimiunderhill
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    It was hard to choose a winner, especially when there were some really strong entries. I have never used this site before so I don't know any of these designers. Re colours and text, it's a question of degree. I think in limited amounts it can look good, but not when it dominates. Sorry if my brief was in any way misleading. I tried to provide further indication of the look I wanted by posting the link to the other document.

    • 3 years ago
    1. easywebber
      easywebber
      • 3 years ago

      I don't think there was anything wrong with the brief. Sometimes designers on here can be a little "raw" in the immediate aftermath of losing out on a contest, particularly as we've generally invested a good deal of time & effort. Also, things are a matter of taste & often I see winners that to me just don't seem good enough, but hey that's the way of things. Not in this case, of course - I think the winning design is really nice. Good luck to you.

      • 3 years ago
    2. sandyhill
      sandyhill
      • 3 years ago

      Don't feel bad sir. You gave plenty of feedback. Lots of people never give any. I totally agree with easywebber's comments. Great choice for the contest!

      • 3 years ago
  • easywebber
    easywebber
    • 3 years ago

    Very nice, JacekKadziolka. Well done.

    • 3 years ago
  • easywebber
    easywebber
    • 3 years ago

    Hi, before this contest ends I just wanted to check you've been able to read my response to your question attached to entry #25 ? Might be important. Thankyou.

    • 3 years ago
  • JacekKadziolka
    JacekKadziolka
    • 3 years ago

    Please check also #58

    • 3 years ago
  • rbkthom
    rbkthom
    • 3 years ago

    Hi ! Entry submitted. Please check #55 and #56 . Thanks

    • 3 years ago
  • Gancov
    Gancov
    • 3 years ago

    please check pdf file

    • 3 years ago
    1. Jimiunderhill
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Hi, yes one of the PDFs in the brief does not load. Sorry. Here's another way to see it - http://issuu.com/underhillassociates/docs/the_prince_s_teaching_institute_ann

      • 3 years ago
  • JacekKadziolka
    JacekKadziolka
    • 3 years ago

    please check also #51 and #52

    • 3 years ago
  • JacekKadziolka
    JacekKadziolka
    • 3 years ago

    please check #49 thanks

    • 3 years ago
  • easywebber
    easywebber
    • 3 years ago

    I think this question is more directed to fellow designers here, but if the CH knows the answer, then great! : I think InDesign can import psd format files, can anybody confirm? And will it work with psd files saved from Photoshop CS2 v9? I can only work with CS2 v9. Thanks.

    • 3 years ago
    1. ashasaffiya
      ashasaffiya
      • 3 years ago

      What I mean edit is, I think you know. The "integrated" feature is just to (1) toggle the layer visibility, (2) when you edit the photoshop file, the image in Indesign page will also be updated. So, you can't edit the file "directly" on the indesign page. So in this case, the adobe indesign is just mean to prepare the design to be printed. If some modification needed, edit the photoshop file.

      • 3 years ago
    2. easywebber
      easywebber
      • 3 years ago

      Thanks again, ashasaffiya - I understand. I've now recreated in native InDesign. Appreciate you alerting me to this.

      • 3 years ago
  • michelledmilne
    michelledmilne
    • 3 years ago

    Hi :) I sent you a message on our private message board so please check that when you are able to. Thanks!--Michelle

    • 3 years ago
  • Jimiunderhill
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    People have asked about a corporate style guideline. To my knowledge, the school does not have one. However, it may help to look at their propectus for a steer on font types - http://issuu.com/glenncoombsshelleys/docs/sherborne_girls

    • 3 years ago
  • michelledmilne
    michelledmilne
    • 3 years ago

    Thanks for your comment on my entry! When you have a chance, will you please take a look at our private message board? Best, Michelle

    • 3 years ago
  • elmado34
    elmado34
    • 3 years ago

    please upload the PDF again!
    thanks

    • 3 years ago
    1. Jimiunderhill
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Have you tried retrieving it again? I uploaded again it a few hours ago. Hoping it works now. Let me know if you still have a problem with it and I'll find another solution.

      • 3 years ago
    2. elmado34
      elmado34
      • 3 years ago

      thank you i was able to download the pdf now.

      • 3 years ago
  • Jimiunderhill
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    I'm impressed by the way contestants have adapted their entries. Some good stuff here. I should say that I work with many top UK schools on similar projects and I will have more work coming up soon.

    • 3 years ago
  • michelledmilne
    michelledmilne
    • 3 years ago

    Please check #23 and #24 when you get a chance :) and if you could provide me any feedback that would be highly appreciated!

    • 3 years ago
  • JacekKadziolka
    JacekKadziolka
    • 3 years ago

    Will submit my entry tomorrow, please wait for it, thanks

    • 3 years ago
    1. Jimiunderhill
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Of course. Will do.

      • 3 years ago
  • michelledmilne
    michelledmilne
    • 3 years ago

    I will be submitting in the next couple days, please don't close your contest before your posted end date!

    • 3 years ago
    1. Jimiunderhill
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Don't worry, I won't. I look forward to seeing your entry. Do post any questions you have. I would much rather answer stuff and help you come up with something that really meets the brief.

      • 3 years ago
  • Jimiunderhill
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Hi, Thanks for some strong entries. If it's any help, here's a link to a document that manages to be relatively conservative as well as eye-catching. I particularly like the way they have used coloured sections, with minimal use of white text - http://issuu.com/underhillassociates/docs/the_prince_s_teaching_institute_ann

    • 3 years ago
  • mydZnecoz
    mydZnecoz
    • 3 years ago

    Hi CH,Do you accept psd file?

    • 3 years ago
  • osmansust
    osmansust
    • 3 years ago

    #10 please review this

    • 3 years ago
  • sandyhill
    sandyhill
    • 3 years ago

    please upload the PDF again, as I am not able to retrieve it either. thanks!

    • 3 years ago
    1. Jimiunderhill
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Have you tried retrieving it again? I uploaded again it a few hours ago. Hoping it works now. Let me know if you still have a problem with it and I'll find another solution.

      • 3 years ago
    2. sandyhill
      sandyhill
      • 3 years ago

      thank you i was able to download the pdf now.

      • 3 years ago
  • Jun01
    Jun01
    • 3 years ago

    Hello, please see messages about entry and reply, thank you :)

    • 3 years ago
  • Mondalstudio
    Mondalstudio
    • 3 years ago

    Do you prefer psd format ?

    • 3 years ago
    1. Jimiunderhill
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      For the purposes of the competition, I don't mind how you put it up so long as I can see it. For the job itself, I need it as an InDesign file. Hope this helps.

      • 3 years ago
  • chickencounter
    chickencounter
    • 3 years ago

    Also may I just ask is the brochure focused around raising funds solely for the Recital Hall, or is this just page 8-9's role?

    • 3 years ago
    1. Jimiunderhill
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      The aim of this spread is to promote the benefits to Music. There is another spread on Drama. Check out the PDF - hoping you can now download this.

      • 3 years ago
  • marlopax
    marlopax
    • 3 years ago

    .pdf file is not downloading

    • 3 years ago
    1. Jimiunderhill
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Do let me know if you still have a problem with this. You absolutely need to see the document - it's the starting point.

      • 3 years ago
  • chickencounter
    chickencounter
    • 3 years ago

    Could you reattach the pdf document as it doesn't seem a clickable link

    • 3 years ago

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