We have recently had the opportunity to assist Clyde Gurley, Jr. in the layout and publishing of a book about his life and experiences.
ZinZang Studio was responsible for:
- Type of binding and size
- Editing service (typos, spacing, alignment, typesetting)
- Layout presentation (creative design, styling, typography, photo editing) using Adobe InDesign
- Scanning and retouching of photographs
- Press ready file preparation
- Client/Printer liaison
The book was conceived as a unique keepsake Christmas gift for his family and friends. Entitled, Observations and Experiences of My Life, the book is a 120 page autobiography including 11 photographs, and recounts Mr. Gurley’s youth growing up in the South, his service in one of the final U.S. Mounted Cavalry units, his role in the U.S. Border Patrol, and poignant memories of his family and friends.
On seeing the final product, “It is wonderful! I appreciate all you have done. Your patience and expertise were exactly what we needed, and the book shows it. I know how proud Clyde will be to give them to his family. I look forward to working with you again.” — Margaret Lovatt, friend of Mr. Gurley and Editor
A short time ago, we had the privilege of assisting the members of the Cercle de Plume with publishing their first collection of writings, Tapestry in Words. The content of the book is from a presentation they participated in March, 2011. The 119 page book is a participant memento, and not currently for resale to the public, but maybe one day soon. Congratulations all, and thank you for the positive feedback!
A contributor’s comment about the printed book: “Tapestry in Words is wonderful. I cannot begin to thank ZinZang Studio enough for taking on this project. What a wonderful gift to all of us.” – June Harding, Cercle de Plume Writers Group
We love to design and we love to support worthy causes, this is why ZinZang Studio does Pro Bono work. Pro Bono work is typically defined as work done “for the common good”, and is undertaken voluntarily usually without payment.
Applying this term to the field of professional graphic design work, allows us to passionately provide our services to those who are unable to afford them, and/or to support a worthy cause/charity at the same time.
Recently we have had the opportunity to combine both our love of design and the promotion of a worthy cause for the Gene Bew 1st Memorial Fishing Tournament on Chickahominy Lake and provide support for team “Never Give Up” in the Light The Night Walk™ for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). We had the pleasure of designing the event flyers, and postcard reminders for the event.
“Thank you for the help with the post cards for the tournament, you guys are the best!” — Tami Bew, Event Coordinator