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The Korte Company

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Production Cost


Production Time

3 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Flat: 36.625 in × 11.25in
Folded: 8.75 in × 11.25 in

Page Count

8 panels

Paper Stock

Cougar Opaque White Smooth 100 lb Cover

Number of Colors

CMYK + black foil stamp


UV Spot Varnish
Aqueous Coating



Helvetica Neue


A pocket folder can have one or both of these jobs: a) to hold materials, and b) to inform. Sometimes they just hold, and sometimes they hold and inform (they can not just inform, otherwise who does the holding?), the latter being the chosen one for The Korte Company who included imagery to support their corporate timeline.

The challenge was to create a printed presentation piece that holds around 30 loose sheets of 8.5 × 11 paper. It had to also give a quick, yet detailed overview of the company. The Korte Company is a design-build construction company who is all about building smart and I thought their pocket folder should have the same integrity. This 8-panel pocket folder folds out to be a timeline on one side, giving a birds eye view of the company, while the other side includes 2 deep pockets with 2 business card holders. This piece is used as a leave-behind during the initial meeting with a prospective client.

The light bulb logo in yellow on the front and back cover was originally intended to be a yellow foil stamp. The stamper saw how much detail was in it and recommended that we instead print the logo and do a UV spot varnish. It ended up being the right decision because we were able to do an exact match of the yellow in the logo to the yellow in the timeline. The detail in the logo printed beautifully and it gave the exact effect we were looking for.

Another example where a trusting relationship and good communication between designer and printer is an invaluable asset to have.

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Kim Knoll
Creative Direction and Design: Kim Knoll
Writing: Todd Imming



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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

September 2, 2010


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