We recently completed the 2nd editions of the Dallas ISD and Ft. Worth ISD Texas School Guide for CHILDREN AT RISK. Together, the two publications include detailed profiles of approx. 450 schools in DISD and FWISD, along with Parent Guide sections written by CHILDREN AT RISK. Both are also published in English and Spanish. The publications provide a wealth of information to help parents choose the right school for their students.
For the 2nd editions, our challenges were to present the profile in a more robust, graphically engaging way while also fitting three profiles in the same space in which only two profiles fit for the 1st editions. We greatly improved production and data editing processes by automating the data import into our production documents. Additionally, we collaborated with C@R’s web developers to generate the publication’s pie charts directly from the website’s database. The combination of these elements allowed Squidz Ink and C@R to create more appealing, easier to use publications and create a production process that can be revisited for future editions.