Cornerstone is a publication for alumni and donors who give to Louisiana State University. For the summer and fall issue, the client wanted the cover to express the hope the University had in regards to the budget crisis that was effecting the campus. To illustrate that, I used a hot air balloon to convey the message of optimism that was needed to surmount the dilemna.
For the interior, previous issues were all designed by various designers assigned to the project so my job was to create a template going forward for other creatives to use including a grid structure, typeface choices, photo styles, pull quotes, etc. to create a more consistent look for the editorial piece.