Future Forward is a year-long program at DePaul University that jumpstarts first-year students’ college and career journeys. One of the most important elements of this program is helping students learn about themselves so they can pursue a path that aligns with their passions, strengths and skills.
DePaul had a Google doc with 42 written activities — but how could we bring them to life, in a way that students would want to complete?
A fun, vibrant, motivating workbook was born! This workbook includes 78 pages of activities and prompts to help students find their “why.” Colorful and bubbly, this workbook feels like less work and more play, just as intended! But it wasn’t all fun and games.
The schedule was tight, and we hustled to our deadline. In addition to designing the piece, I advised the team at DePaul on paper and format, and introduced a Pittsburgh printer who got the job done beautifully.
I’m used to working within the boundaries of university brand standards — so this gave me an opportunity to branch out. With a design goal of loose, cartoony, and casual, it was an interesting challenge! I got to think about design in a different way, and truth be told? It was a lot of fun.
I know great things can happen when passionate, talented people work together.
Contact me to set up a 30-minute, complimentary video call to candidly discuss your needs, and see if our personalities, aesthetics and working-styles align.