Souvenir

Creating blog posts images

During the last few months of 2016 I collaborated with the Social Protection and Health division at the Inter-American Development Bank designing images for their blogs "First Steps" and "Gente Saludable".
Here are some examples of the work we did together... 

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A couple of important things to consider when designing or selecting an image to go along with a blog post are:

  • Know your theme to be sure you are showing an adequate image.
  • If you are not sure about how appealing your photo is include some information in your image, like percentages or data (infographics are always a good tool).
  • Finally, take risks. Your readers are going to be more attracted to your post if your image is appealing to them or controversial.

Adios 2016!

2016 was a year full of interesting projects for me and the studio. I was happy to design many publications, infographics, animations and events for my clients. Some of which I still need to upload to the site.

Back in January, I worked together with the Pan American Health Organization - World Health Organization to develop a series of infographics about alcohol consumption. Infographics are one of my favorite things to design and these particular ones were definitely a challenge. I was also honored to work for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) vice-president to create some social media graphics for her.  

Later, with the Water and Sanitation Initiative we created a social media campaign that consisted of animated GIFs that were well received by their followers. Some new clients were added to my client list such as Laser Technologies, Duco Experts and O'Keefe Communications among others.

Back in June, with the FONTAGRO initiative (IDB) we presented the Annual Report 2014-2015. A great way of showing how much work is involved in that initiative. We also designed for the second year in a row the OII and Sanctions System Annual Report cover design, also member of the IDB. 

One event that involved a large amount of work was "Jobs in Uncertain Times" a great event put on by the team of Labor Markets at the IDB and celebrated in different countries of LAC. I had the pleasure of creating all the communication products needed. With a World Bank team I worked to create a fun slideshow presentation and several infographics for the event "Big Data for Labor Market Policy 2.0 in India".  The event was a big success and we will have more work coming in 2017 with the World Bank.

During the last few months of the year I collaborated with the Social Protection and Health division at the Inter-American Development bank (IDB) as a part time designer while the in-house designer was on a contract break. I collaborated with the communication team providing them with graphics for their sites, blogs and social media and doing the necessaries updates on the division site. 

What comes next?

2017 is going to start with some fun animation projects. I should be sharing with you the results by the first months of the year. Also, a new website and studio identity is on the horizon so stay alert :)  

Finally, I wanted to say thank you to all my wonderful clients, specially the ones at the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank. I hope I can continue collaborating on your projects during the new year to come. Happy New Year 2017!

cheers for new beginnings!

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With winter comes those days that allow us to slow down and focus on the duties we leave behind during warm days. Only to have drinks with the loved ones and friends.

Finally Souvenirme received the Spa treatment that it deserved. Starting 2016 with a new more organized look with better visualization that allow you to enjoy the site on any of your devices.

I hope you like and don't forget to share it ;)

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
Charles Dickens