Fresco Creative was approached by the prestigious Oakhill College for graphic design assistance with their 194 page school Yearbook. We helped the school organise their content while we developed concepts based on their new brand guidelines. Once settled on a look for the publication we processed and colour corrected all their imagery and arranged the content in clearly colour-coded sections.
The most effective school yearbook is one that not only features the results, achievements and images of the students for posterity, but also engages the reader and visually represents the character of the school, teachers and especially the students. Schools are dynamic places full of excitement, creativity, discovery and warmth so it makes sense for the yearbook to represent that.
Some schools create a small committee of Year 12’s to run the project with the support and guidance of a teacher, as a learning exercise. Others prefer to manage the production of yearbooks behind the scenes and have a teacher liaise with us. Either way, Fresco Creative has been designing multiple yearbooks a year since 1999 and as such, has a refined and clear process in place, to guide the project from start to finish. Our tried and tested design process ensures that each project runs smoothly and efficiently which is essential when managing hundreds of images, articles from multiple sources and print and production specialties. We offer proofreading and copywriting services as well.
We help our school contact or committee to create a thorough design brief, then we start the design process. We look at past yearbooks, the school’s branding and brainstorm a strong concept for each edition. We will set up example designs, showing a couple of different approaches that meet the brief, present them, select a preferred direction and discuss and implement the school’s feedback. Once the initial idea is locked in, we create a flatplan, help the school to organise the images and articles and start the design of the double-page spreads. When complete, we return the draft, do a few rounds of refinement (assisting the school with marking up changes etc), sign-off and then print and deliver your publication. We can also arrange distribution and digital versions. It’s a walk in the park for us so you can be confident that you will be in safe hands with us as your yearbook’s design partner. Give us a call to discuss your next project on 02 8116 9033.
What our clients say…
“Absolutely love it – thank you! So looking forward to seeing it in print.” – Loreto Normanhurst
“It has been a delight to work with Fresco on the production on our recent Yearbook. The finished product was extremely high quality. The professionalism (and at times long-suffering patience with me new to the whole Yearbook production expericence) was very commendable. I would recommend Fresco without hesitation for any project.” – Tangara School for Girls
Fresco Creative has designed the Yearbook for Masada for over 5 years. We help the school put together a flat plan for their 160 page publication and then file, organise, colour-correct and place all their images into colour-coded sections along with their written reports.
Fresco Creative and Loreto Normanhurst have had a working relationship for over ten years. In that time Fresco developed and produced their flagship magazine Loreto Life magazine. We created their masthead and have evolved it over time, in line with their progressive vision for the school. We have incorporated stories and interviews about all of their major events, including building openings, farewells, anniversaries and celebrations.
Tangara School for Girls came to Fresco in a predicament – they were three years behind with their school yearbooks. As they are quite an undertaking, covering all aspects of school life, it can be tricky to manage and service the project. We have designed yearbooks for over 20 schools and have a clear, simple process that we know works and results in a great yearbook, delivered on time.
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Whether you are a familiar face or a prospective client looking for a new graphic design partnership, we would love to discuss how we can strengthen your brand. We can provide you with a no-obligation quotation if you have something in mind, otherwise, we can talk through the possibilities or prepare a design solution to suit your budget. Give us a call today! (02) 8116 9033