“It’s that time of year again.” When Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, HEQCO, approached us to design their new report, they went on to say, “it was great working with you for the Ph.D. infographic and look forward to working with you again.” We have continued to design their annual reports for the following three years 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18.
HEQCO wanted our help to attract the attention of the Ontario Ministers who review the reports when tabled so they could see the value HEQCO offers to the ministry and Higher Education Institutes.
The reports needed to be completed, printed and delivered to their minister in a few months’ time. Along with creating AODA pdf’s ready for posting to the HEQCO website. This allowed us a bit more than one month to complete both English and French reports, including printing.
Each report was 40 pages plus cover (44 pages total), full colour, printing on 100lb cover and 801lb text Cougar Satin, with saddle-stitched binding.
We developed concepts and themes for each report that expressed HEQCO’s goals and achievements. How HEQCO strives to improve and measure “quality” is visually expressed for the 2017/18 report. “Access” “Learning Outcomes” and “System Design” are the three areas of HEQCO’s mandate and we created icons to reinforce these key sections. For the 2015/16 report, “solutions,” set the direction, the tone for the design and imagery of the report by focusing on HEQCO’s extensive initiatives, publications, events, and solutions. Each concept expressed key accomplishments with infographics.
Testimonial from HEQCO:
“Ledden is very skilled at helping us to conceptualize complex ideas and continues to provide excellent creative designs. We would not hesitate to recommend Cathy and her team.”
Kudos, to Cathy’s team members Susan Mosdell, Janet Wortel, and Bill McLean, and also to a wonderful happy client!