I was very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the City of Hillsboro’s Finance Department, to design their first “Budget in Brief”. This colorful, user-friendly booklet provides useful and transparent financial information to Hillsboro citizens and business owners. Document print runs are necessarily getting smaller, to be sustainable and save resources – the Budget in Brief is designed to look great in print format and online, and features a QR Code for quick links to additional information. Below is the booklet cover and my favorite info graphic – a dollar bill demonstrating how every property tax dollar is used. I’m looking forward to getting my very own copy soon!

Cover Design features
Hillsboro’s Cherry Lane Fire Station
Info graphic describes how
every property tax dollar is used

CLIENT FEEDBACK – Recommendation on LinkedIn:

“Michele is an artist with a keen eye for graphic design and an absolute joy to work with. During the month long City of Hillsboro Budget in Brief project I worked on with Michele, we freely exchanged ideas which she was able to implement into our project. We get compliments on her work everyday. From small to large and from simple to high profile projects, her work is always polished, and well thought out. Her deliverables were always on time and complete. I recommend Michele’s work without reservation. She is a professional and will not disappoint.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, Creative
– Project Manager, City of Hillsboro

Design tools: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks; Excel charts
Client: City of Hillsboro, Oregon – Finance Department
September-October 2011

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