Stepping in for a facilitator who had taught Business Writing classes for years, I received a collection of hodge-podge documents lacking consistency, branding, or professionalism. I reworked the material, coordinating slides and handouts, clarifying content and organization, and standardizing presentation.
The original content for writing courses used outdated pedagogy and little to no document design. Offered courses failed to build to a cohesive whole. Documents and slides needed to be professionalized, and the content needed to be organized.
I produced a set of materials that ensured consistency and professionalism across five core courses:
Additionally, I improved the aesthetic and focus of a course with state-mandated content: Report Writing for Code Enforcement.
Several participants and their supervisors complimented the material design and appreciated the clarity of presentation. Staff at the Institute of Government remarked on the quality of the documents I produced.
While I benefitted from the consistency of design and content, I relied too heavily on stock photography and slide template layouts, which detracted from the personality I typically infuse into my work. Through this experience, my slide-design philosophy evolved to rely more heavily on the visual content and less on the form that content takes.