Collecting My Thoughts

Our newest infographic

At a recent book event, we displayed infographics to tell the story of Judy’s four books. The one for A Step, a Stroll, a Blog, a Book: Collecting My Thoughts fell short. It was simply the book cover with a starburst showing the book’s message. Shenouda employee, Kerry, commented, “We need an infographic.” Now we have it. Here are the steps taken to create it.

  • Judy started thinking about the look, feel, and contents of an infographic to accompany A Step, a Stroll, a Blog, a Book. She sent Julia, the team’s resident infographic designer, specifications: Coordinate the look and feel with the book cover; keep it simple; include the word momentum, which is the underlying theme of the book; and use action or speed lines like those found in comic books to convey motion.
  • Julia got to work and provided three different versions for Judy to review. After some back and forth, Julia knew what Judy liked and did not like. She was ready to use one of the three options as the base to create the next draft.
  • Julia’s next draft almost hit the mark. It just needed more information.
  • In the final version, the info part of infographic came alive with headings from the book’s table of contents.

Now you know about the making of our latest infographic. We hope you like it.

To see our other infographics, click here.

To learn about A Step, a Stroll, a Blog, a Book: Collecting My Thoughts, click here.

Meet my newest book.

Starting in March 2020, sheltering in place became commonplace, courtesy of an unwelcome viral guest’s arrival on the global scene. Though client work creating technical and business publications was ongoing, time spent going to and from work sites, attending meetings, and participating in conferences waned.

With the gift of time came opportunities to explore new tools and create new products. A Step, a Stroll, a Blog, a Book: Collecting My Thoughts is the result of one employee’s desire to learn Jutoh to create an eBook without first creating a print book. Learn it, he did. Another employee with a keen eye helped with the cover design. Once the eBook was completed, we created the print book. Both are now available for your reading pleasure.

For content, we used a decade of my blog postings. It quickly became apparent that postings written from 2011 through 2021 could not be used as is. Thus, I grouped, organized, and edited them to make a readable book.

Take a stroll through the pages of this new book. You might just learn how a step becomes a stroll and how a blog becomes a book. You’ll see what it takes to make progress.

Along the way, may you become inspired to take steps that lead to exciting, fun, new projects for you and those with whom you work and live.