Booklet design, School publications, Schools
Each year, students in years 8-11 at Kurunjang Secondary College are given booklets to assist them in choosing subjects for the following year. The booklets contain information on subject content and assessment, as well as key learning area pathways. Previously, these have been plain text documents. I was engaged to make the course guides more visually appealing and easier to read for students. There are four booklets of varying sizes – Year 9, Year 10, VCE and VCAL.
Pictured are the original 2011 handbooks; the InDesign files have since been handed over to the College for annual updating.
Client comment: “The Design Brief wasn’t easy. We needed to find a way to communicate a large amount of sometimes dry, detailed and technical information, while advertising and marketing our Year 9, 10 and VCE subjects to not only our students, but any prospective students and families that might be considering Kurunjang SC as an option.
Leesa managed to combine all of the necessary information for each subject in each year level, while incorporating an appealing design that both young people and an older demographic can appreciate. She appealed to this target audience through the use of high-quality photography, modern and ‘zesty’ fonts, and clearly laid out information.
The resulting subject handbooks now have a universal appeal and even teachers in the college have remarked upon how the booklets have been so easy to refer to and utilise during course-counselling sessions. Students also regularly ask to see copies of the handbooks and love that they can access them easily through the Kurunjang website – Leesa even provided easy-to-follow instructions for them to print out only the necessary pages and not the whole booklet.
Thanks to the professionalism and currency of Leesa’s knowledge, we now have an outstanding product which doesn’t simply convey essential information, but also markets the best the college has to offer.”
- Gavin Clifford, Curriculum Coordinator
The booklets were laid out using Adobe InDesign, complemented by Adobe Illustrator for additional graphics.