Assignment Three – Newsletter

For this assignment I chose to do my sorority Gamma Phi Beta.

What began as a newsletter for the sorority nationally, kind of turned into a newsletter for solely the members of my chapter. So there may be a little disconnect between stories…

I found this assignment fun, yet very challenging and I hate to admit that it may not be my best work overall, but I am pleased with my designs. It was hard to find time to write 500 word stories and then work design into it as well, so I left some of the pages to address announcements more than stories. (I’m ok with any point deductions for that).

I tried to use colors that were fun and girly,  but some of them (the coal color for the last page, the title, and the text for page 3) had a very hard time showing up on the dropbox submission. It appeared white, which of course, is the opposite contrast color that I was going for. :/

Anyways, it might be helpful to let you know that the official colors for our sorority are brown and mode, our flower is the pink carnation and our symbol is the crescent moon. Thus, I chose to name my newsletter “The Carnation” and applied many of our symbols and themes throughout the project. I also tried to keep somewhat of a constant theme among all the color choices so I decided to apply dots to a number of the pages for alignment.

The first page was the easiest, because I chose to put a letter from the editor (me) about my experience with the sorority now that I am about to leave it. I chose to add a textured background and make it pink which I think turned out pretty well. The last page was pretty easy too. I went on the website to find ideas and found that they were calling members to register for the convention this summer. I took a screenshot of the Seattle design and then, after noticing the amount of twitter they were throwing at viewers, decided to screenshot some of those as well and add them to the margin.  The middle two pages were the most difficult–mostly because I couldn’t figure out what to write about. I decided to go with an inspirational story I found in the sorority’s magazine about a freshman G Phi who paced first in a triathlon. Then I left the third page for upcoming announcements.

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