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USmax has many U.S. federal government customers, providing physical security to U.S. federal government buildings.
Photographs not only add interest, but a concrete connection to the text, which sometimes needs clarification.
USmax asked me to create the center graphic with the text within the circular arrows using only the tools available in PowerPoint. It was such a good challenge that I blogged about it on LinkedIn.
This orals presentation to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from AAC, Inc. had more than 40 slides, with charts, graphics and photos. Using Photoshop, I added a CFPB logo to the technician's shirt, but I had to change the color of his shirt first.
In the original slide, there was a lot of text filling the
left-hand side, but I changed it to preserve any company proprietary information.
Border Enforcement Security Taskforce (BEST), part of the U.S. DHS-ICE agency asked me to find a way to pull sections of U.S. states apart. I created this map using Adobe Illustrator and imported it into PowerPoint.
Here is another example of finding the best-looking way to pull the areas of the U.S. into sections.
Although I designed this promotional presentation for DCCA many years ago, it shows my style, in designing without using "bars" along the top and bottom, which reduce the "real estate" of each slide. The photo of the U.S. Capitol is my own.
I created the metallic-looking pie chart and bars in the bar chart using Photoshop.
For "meatball" charts that use a large black dot as an indicator, I usually ask the client if I can use a checkmark instead because a checkmark means "Yes" and adds a positive look to a chart.
For this slide, I added a ghosted "watermark" of the NSA seal in the center, which kept the slide from looking too stark white.
For IDC's oral proposal to FDA, I added faint photographic I.T. images on the far left and far right, concentrating on the corners. Throughout the presentation, IDC had plenty of slide "real estate" for large charts without any bars on the top or bottom.
Adding photographs to graphics always adds interest and keeps the viewers more engaged.
Because I worked as a contractor for DHS-ICE for many years, I was able to use the DHS branding colors in this proposal to them from InfoPro.
Response time to resolve problems was represented using clocks as icons. Separating groups using color helps the reader to distinguish sections.
The opportunity to use transparency (tool in Adobe Illustrator) in a graphic element became available and was employed on the large arrow.
Using black lines to distinguish each U.S. state would have interfered with the black text in this map created for DHS-ICE.
Whenever I am asked to show cities on a map, I double check their positions with an Atlas I've had for several years.
This was a first draft of a presentation for SAIC I designed a few years after our graphics department was closed down. I wasn't an employee any more, but they still gave me graphics to create as an independent contractor.
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