Willamette University 2005 Annual Report

Built around the theme, ‘A Better Place ,’ the annual report shows how three faculty members are working to make the world a better place. The goal was to design the report to feel personal and intimate – almost like a private journal.

The theme for this book drove the project toward a gentle, somewhat emotional feel. We hear all the time how university graduates go on to make the world a better place, but we wanted to hear from the faculty. How does what they do make the world a better place? The resulting essays were surprisingly sincere and candid and quite moving. Using an organic color palette and paper that had a old world feel, we created something that felt personal yet professional, and hopefully something that people would want to read and keep.

This publication won several design and printing awards.