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First Anniversary Issue, vita.mn - Cover contest winner for vita.mn magazine, celebrating its first anniversary issue. All imagery is my own. Child at center is my son when he was one. The VW belongs to my former co-worker in Dubuque, IA. The school yard and park signage was shot while driving along Eastern Iowa's highways. The grunge and script typefaces courtesy of Eduardo Recife and misprintedtype.com.
Poster for Maple Grove Covenant Church. Self-portrait photo. Handwritten text.
Minnebar 2008 - Logo/graphic for t-shirt design (for use on a black shirt) for Minnebar 2008.
Folklore: In All of Us, In All We Do - Jacket design for book of Texas folklore writings. Wood grain taken from photo of ceiling in comp house's office. I scanned my belt for the spine of the book.

Client: University of North Texas Press
Comp House: Shepherd Incorporated
Editor: Kenneth L. Untiedt
Photography: Supplied by authors and editor
Folklore in Motion: Texas Travel Lore - Jacket design for book of Texas folklore writings. Content focused on stories of the open road. Folklore mark is consistent with my other jacket design for this series.

Client: University of North Texas Press
Comp House: Shepherd Incorporated
Editor: Kenneth L. Untiedt
Photography: Supplied by authors and editor
Mufflers & Pipes Benefit Golf Outing 2011 - Photography by Paul E. Kranz.
Banner (4' x 8') for Technology for HOME, a company that helps connect individuals with specific needs with myriad technologies to help them more fully live their lives. Technology for HOME then revisits their clients to assess the impact of the technologies. I also created the slogan for the company: Consult > Connect > Conduct. Photos supplied by client. I designed the graphics and layout.
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Business card and letterhead for Technology for HOME, a company that helps connect individuals with specific needs with myriad technologies to help them more fully live their lives. Technology for HOME then revisits their clients to assess the impact of the technologies. I also created the slogan for the company: Consult > Connect > Conduct.
Get Connected Day - Poster for All Saints Lutheran Church to help them kick-off their 2006 fall campaign. Graphic used on posters, banners, and other print collateral.

Freelance work for All Saints Lutheran Church in Minnetonka, MN.
Magazine Ad - Update/redesign of in-house magazine advertisement.
Magazine Ad - Update/redesign of in-house magazine advertisement.
Magazine Ad - Update/redesign of in-house magazine advertisement.
Magazine Ad - Update/redesign of in-house magazine advertisement.
Magazine Ad - Update/redesign of in-house magazine advertisement.
ENIVA VIBE Banner - Banner used to promote ENIVA VIBE product to volunteers and workers during Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The episode took place in Plymouth, MN. ENIVA was a major sponsor at the event.
EARTHFOAM - Brochure design for young company that produces and installs organic insulation for buildings of all types, including homes. Color scheme generated from colors in logo. Target audience of construction companies, real estate agencies, and homeowners.

Client: EARTHFOAM
Comp House: Shepherd Incorporated
Photography: John Mindiola III (building), David Usher, USGS, public domain (soybean field)
Smart Designs - Home Plans LLC magazine title. New masthead and improved typographic organization.
Getaway Homes - Home Plans LLC magazine title. Updated typography better organizes the snippets.
Dream Home Plans - Spread for article in Dream Home Plans, Home Plans LLC. Photography by Leon Thompson/Home Plans LLC.
Dream Home Plans - Spread for article in Dream Home Plans, a Homeplans magazine. Photography on page 15 by Leon Thompson and Mark Englund/Home Plans LLC. Image on page 14 courtesy of Merillat.
Country Styles - First and last pages of article in Country Styles, a Home Plans LLC magazine. Revamped layout for specs page, typography also more refined. Denim texture utilized better with bleeds and in red icon. Photography by Mark Englund/Home Plans LLC.
Home Plans LLC Media Kit 2009 - More than just an update, the media kit was entirely redesigned. Many offerings, not just numbers, changed within the past year. This media kit was now only going to be offered as a PDF to current and potential advertisers.
America's Best-Selling Home Plans - Home Plans LLC magazine title. Brighter colors and tightened typography implemented in efforts to improve magazine sales.
Lessons for Music and Language Arts Integration - Interior book design for music/language book. Excellent photography was used on the cover, and I wanted to incorporate as much of those textures/tones as possible into the interior of the book, especially on the chapter openers.

Client: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
Comp House: Shepherd Incorporated
Author: Candace Wheeler
Money Rocks - Interior book design for textbook about personal financing and how it rocks. Psychedelic rock imagery on cover. I grabbed the CD graphic and set it against a gritty texture derived from crumpled paper. The chapter openers really helped set the attitude the author wanted to convey.

Client: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
Comp House: Shepherd Incorporated
Authors: Sue Sasser, Randal Ice
Edge Treatment: Appropriated from old issues of the VUE (Dubuque, IA)
Acid, Acid Everywhere - Interior book design for series of books, starting with this title. Photo provided by cover designer. Teacher and student editions followed this concept.

Client: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
Comp House: Shepherd Incorporated
Editor: Center for Gifted Education
Acid, Acid Everywhere - Interior book design for series of books, starting with this title. Photo provided by cover designer. Teacher and student editions followed this concept.

Client: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
Comp House: Shepherd Incorporated
Editor: Center for Gifted Education
7 Essentials - First two pages of article, "7 Essentials to Building a Second Home," Getaway Homes, Home Plans LLC. Plan EOF-13 photo, copyright Everett & Soulè. All other photography by Mark Englund/Home Plans LLC.
Treasures of the Mississippi: Panorams & Poetic Reflections - Cover design for coffee table book of panoramas of the Mississippi River, from St. Paul to St. Louis. Subtle but disciplined type allowed beautiful photography to take center stage. Book measures 14 inches wide by 6 inches tall, case bound on left side.

Client: Shepherd Incorporated
Comp House: Shepherd Incorporated
Photography: Abdul Karim Sinno, Ph.D., Rafic Sinno, MBA
Author: Abdul Karim Sinno
Plaid Avenger's World - Interior book design for geography textbook. Major socio-political topics discussed in blunt details and theories. Color scheme and design elements address free-thinking attitude of author.

Client: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
Comp House: Shepherd Incorporated
Author: Plaid Avenger
Illustrator: Klaus Shmidhesier
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John Mindiola
Department Chair, School of Design, Rasmussen College Maple Grove, MN