I am in need of a design for the 31st Annual Conference on Professional Issues - Conference Program Booklet cover. The conference will be held in Denver, CO, May 16-19, 2013. The slogan is, "New Perspectives from a Mile High". This will be part of a larger project and I expect to have key graphics and fonts from the cover available so that we can extend the look throughout the rest of the conference. This might lead to other design work for other conference-related materials if the designers' rates are competitive.
In the past, we've had a variety of booklet covers, some that were very colorful and some using photographs. Our membership consists of child life specialists and child life professionals and they work with children and their families daily...they are a creative group of individuals. However, as a professional organization, it's important for the Child Life Council to be able to have our cover appear as the child-centered-healthcare professional organization.
This program booklet has always been the hardest part about conference for me. There are 10 people in my office and everyone weighs in on the booklet cover. This is the first year we've had a Development professional in house and so she is looking at the booklet as a marketing piece she can use to solicit funding (totally different set of eyes).
I am seeking the creativity of a designer to (hopefully) capture the natural beauty of Denver and incorporate the professionalism of what Child Life Council is...without it being too "busy" or looking like a coloring book. We do have some photos of child life specialists interacting with children that we have permission to use and we actually welcome including photos, if it fits within the design scheme.
I will attach covers from some of our previous conferences and hopefully, you will get a better idea of what I'm trying to convey.