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Pharmacy School Graduation Announcement


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Katie Burk

Copy: Lucia Snedigar



Old City Press & Co.

After going through 20 different iterations, this jovial letterpressed solution by D.C.-based designer Katie Burk is the picture of health.  



Bradley Burk

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Production Time

2 weeks

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

5 × 7 in

Page Count


Paper Stock

Bright White Cotton / 184 lb

Number of Colors

2 (PMS 123 U, PMS Cool Gray 11 U)




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Pharmacy School Graduation Announcements
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Project Description

I had been waiting to design these graduation announcements for my younger brother since the day, eight years ago now, he started school to become a pharmacist. I wanted them to be very personal and witty--both words I would use to describe Brad. For the colors, I took a slightly brighter turn on the orange of his alma mater, the University of Tennessee. For an additional personal touch, I made Brad's handwritten notes into envelope liners. His graduation with high honors truly is a joyous celebration!

Production Lesson(s)

I find it to be quite difficult to do more personal design jobs, and I am my own harshest critic. I went through over 20 different iterations of this announcement, even though I knew my brother would have been happy with the first. Finding feedback from neutral parties is key when you can easily sit there in your own personal-project bubble and do mockup after mockup, never fully satisfied. In the end, I am thrilled with how they turned out.”

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Jessica Mullen

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

July 30, 2015


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