Graphic Designer for Visitor's Guide

Bid Due Date: 
Mon, 08/26/2013 - 4:31pm - Thu, 09/19/2013 - 5:00pm

Graphic Designer sought for 2014 Cattaraugus County Visitor’s Guide.

Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism is currently requesting proposals for the graphic artwork for our 2014 Travel Guide.

The guide will consist of approximately 56 pages of text and photos using four color processing. The layout and pagination of the guide will be done by the department’s staff. The staff will provide photos, logos, copy, listings and advertising for the guide. The designer will use the supplied materials and apply a creative look to the new guide. The designer will work closely with the department staff members to complete the guide.

Most photos will be digital and may need to be adjusted for color and imperfections. Some photos will be from previous guides and will be “print ready”. The advertising will be blended into the specific sections as appropriate (some work on the actual ads, approximately 25% of all ads, will be necessary). The Department will provide graphs/charts for Accommodations that will be designed to fit the overall look of the guide. Also, a pullout map of the county with small insets and a Calendar of Events listing on it will be provided by the department, the designer will design the front panel portion of the map insert to align with the design of the entire guidebook.

The department intends to have everything gathered and ready to go to the designer by November 1, 2013.  This will allow the designer the month of November to do the design with proofing to begin by December 1st.  All proofing must be completed by 12/20/13 and files ready to send to the printer by January 1, 2014.

Designers should be proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and other graphics programs. The chosen designer should also have the capabilities to ensure that all work is “Print and or Plate Ready” for the printing process.

If you are interested in this project, please submit your proposal, references and examples of work to Becky Smith, 303 Court Street, Little Valley, NY 14755 before September 20, 2013.

If you should have any questions, please call 716-938-2307 or by email at BLSmith [at] cattco [dot] org using “Graphic Design” in the subject line.

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