“Mini-Flyer” Postcard: Kenosha Sculpture Walk

To support a presentation by the Kenosha Sculpture Walk project team, I was developed a handout for presentation attendees. I used Microsoft Publisher (part of the MS 2007 Office Suite) to develop this postcard- sized “mini-flyer”:

Why I Chose this Format

As the project only had a few facts to share with the public (for examples no sculptures had been chosen for the walk and no firm project timelines were set by the date of the presentation), a full brochure or even an 81/2″ by 11″ page flyer would been too empty.  A smaller postcard format was used.

Why I Used Microsoft Publisher 2007

Ordinarally, I would have used Adobe InDesign or QuarkXpress to develop such a “mini-flyer”.  However, it is my policy as writer to create materials that the client can change, adapt or update on systems they already have on their systems and are familiar with.  I have found MS Publisher to a good page layout program.

Besides, MS Publisheer is a good program to use with Avery templates.


Poster Developed for the Kenosha Community Foundation


This poster presents the front and back of a brochure designed for the Foundation as a part of a joint development project.I created the poster from a brochure about the Foundation’s Charitable Gift Annuity program – a student at University of Wisconsin Parkside (Amanda McCann) designed the graphics in the brochure, while I wrote the text (which you can read if you zoom in close).


In Process: New Business Set & Web Portfolio Design

After six months, that included two design classes at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), feedback from local writers and graphic arts folk, hours of lynda.com training and just going back to the drawing board, I will refresh both my business set (biz card, stationary) and portfolio website (tstargos.com).

The new design will follow the follow a “personal brochure” that I first developed at MIAD and have further refined during at the computer labs at Gateway Technical College.  See the attached graphics gallery below:

The new business cards should be ready soon.  My plan is to change/redeploy the web site, after I develop a new wireframe/storyboard on Fireworks and construct/test the re-freshed site on Dreamweaver.