The Enamelist Society catalog is at the printer! Those of you who have been reading my blog might remember how I was learning InDesign in order to create an 84-page catalog for The Enamelist Society’s biannual conference. I started this project in late March and took the finished piece to the printer yesterday. I am very excited to see my hard work in a hard copy.
I hadn’t done such an in-depth project since I left public television in 2000 and I admit I was a little overwhelmed at the thought of creating such a huge catalog. The KOZK Program Guide, which I wrote and designed, was usually about 32 pages and wasn’t in full color. This catalog is full-color, over twice the pages and created in a program I didn’t know. I bought a book on InDesign, went through the chapters, created a sample section and took it to ColorGraphic in early June to see if the set-up was correct. It was, thank goodness. It helped to be working with some of the same people at CG who helped me learn QuarkXPress back in my public television days. They taught me well so I knew what they expected from me and I felt comfortable asking a lot of dumb questions.
Tomorrow I’ll give the printer copy a final ok and it will be off to the press. Then I’ll have all kinds of time on my hands which means I’ll need to re-aquaint myself with my studio. At this time, I have no shows scheduled for the fall/holiday season, but I’m hoping that will change. I’m waiting to hear back from one and am thinking of having a trunk show in November. I took inventory yesterday and have a lot of work to do, so at least I won’t get bored. I’ll post pics of the finished catalog in a couple of weeks when it’s done!