With bountiful colors on every page, these newsletters breathe life into the year that has passed. Each memory has been captivated and stored within each page, cleverly designed by our past board member in charge. Browse, enjoy, and most importantly, relive the memories you had this past year while serving the community, making friends, and growing as a leader.
The inspiration behind my newsletters were from the classic Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass and Tim Burton's version of Alice in Wonderland. What I enjoyed most about making the newsletters were designing the pages for it. I got to try new things and get really creative with the background designs. My favorite page was the cover of my first Spring newsletter because it was the first thing I ever created with Photoshop. Events I liked to cover were our own club events. What I took away from creating newsletters was the experience I gained from working with Photoshop. I learned so much throughout the process and time as Bulletin Editor. What I hoped to achieve from the newsletters was people to enjoy reading and flipping through the pages. Also to enjoy looking at the background designs and appreciate the art of graphic designing.
My inspiration came from the theme that year, which was Peter Pan, and initially, the goal was to complete a newsletter every 2 months for a total of 6 newsletters. I underestimated the amount of time it took to put them together, so only 4 came to be with the 4th one being partially incomplete – woops! Ideally, the 6 were going to be Peter Pan related + something thematic based on the season/months:
The inspiration for each themed newsletter mostly revolved around the season (fall newsletter would be fall themed, winter is snow/winter themed, etc). I really liked the flexibility of being able to literally make it look however I wanted! There were endless possibilities for creativity. I also like the pages that showed member recognition, because it serves to not only applaud a member for their involvement, but it also allows the reader to learn more about them as a person. One thing I took away from making these newsletters was time management. I tended to procrastinate in publishing until the end of the quarter which would be stressful because it would be during finals too. I hope these newsletters helped the audience look back and reflect on the quarter to see the successes we achieved as an organization and all the fun moments we shared doing service :).