What are the elements of good publication design? Attractive, eye-catching cover art, reader-friendly layouts with aesthetically pleasing design features and legible typefaces, and finally, helpful charts, diagrams, photos and illustrations.
I incorporate these important elements into the design of reports, guidebooks, manuals, booklets, newsletters, etc., drawing on a wide range of looks and styles to suit any context.
LET'S SEE A FEW SAMPLES...
A Glossary of Social Justice Perspectives for Contemporary Practitioners
Authors: Bill Lee and Mirna Carranza
Published: CommonAct Press, Toronto, 2022
Cover design and book interior design: Tony Biddle, Perfect World Design
Social work and other human service professions are heavily dependent on language communication. The words and terms we use with the people with whom we work, as well as with each other, and the general public are crucial. A Glossary of Social Justice Perspectives for Contemporary Practitioners is an important tool for teaching critical thinking and anti-oppressive approaches to social interventions at any level.
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Home is Where the Community Is — An Environmental Scan and Literature Review on Indigenous Homelessness in Halton
The first of three research reports on Indigenous homelessness published by Halton Community Legal Services. 2018. Click on the image to open as a PDF (24 pages)
Seven Steps to Solving Tenancy Problems
An illustrated guide to the rights of renters in Ontario and where to seek help for a range of tenancy problems, published in 2012 by Halton Community Legal Services. Click on the image to open as a PDF (12 pages).
Workplace Sexual Harassment Makes Work Unsafe — What You Need to Know, What You Can Do
An illustrated guide to legal resources for victims of sexual harassment in the workplace, published in 2020 by the Ontario Community Legal Clinics Coordinated Advice Project on SHIW. Click on the image to open as a PDF (12 pages).
The Halton Legal Health Check-Up
An illustrated booklet survey designed to evaluate and identify potential legal issues experienced by vulnerable populations in the region of Halton, Ontario. Versions of the document were later created for other legal aid clinics across the province. Published in 2015 by Halton Community Legal Services. Click on the image to open as a PDF (20 pages).
The Legal Health Check-Up Project
A summary report on the Legal Health Check-Up Project (see above). Published in 2015 by Halton Community Legal Services. Click on the image to open as a PDF (4 pages).