Thursday, May 20, 2010

PREVIEW: McKay's Grad Announcement

Costco's printer is down today so the announcement mailing has been delayed...What the trailer??

We have completed work on McKay's "nontraditional" graduation announcement. It is non-traditional in the sense that her diploma will say -- "Kamiakin High School" even though she completed coursework for Junior and Senior year her own pace...often in her pj' home.

This educational plan, offered through the Kennewick School District's "Off-Campus Learning Program" worked extremely well for McKay allowing for significant increase in GPA as compared to her Freshman and Sophomore year attending classes on site at Kamiakin.

We are grateful such an option exists and wish to sincerely thank the staff and teachers who worked closely with McKay in preparation for graduation - specifically Lorna, Jennifer and Dave. McKay received individual attention and tutoring when needed which really helped her understand the material she was learning. I am still gasping at how quickly McKay went from preschool to high school. What was it...2.5 seconds?

McKay's announcement was set up in PhotoShop measuring 9.25" by 4" which will fit nicely in a top opening policy envelope we ordered online made of recycled Kraft colored paper. We are waiting on Costco and it's printer to double check the size and layout.

Kamiakin High School colors are red and yellow which are completely non-flattering to skin or creative design for that matter. We chose instead, a simple black and white layout using a less stark version of red and yellow in a side ribbon. The design of the ribbon was extracted from the fabric back drop used in the photo. Although it was somewhat time consuming, the final image was just enough accent to the otherwise hue less design.

I loved working on the project for McKay. She'll be addressing and mailing these out to friends and family just as soon as we get them back from Costco.

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Exquistite. With your talent and McKay's beauty, I'd expect nothing less. :)