Jak was recruited by Villanova’s Communications Department to design the university’s first President’s Report, reflecting the “New Villanova.” Instead of pages filled with typical donor lists, the issues focus on themes such as profiles of Villanovans, ideals and values, relationships, environment, and current issues of our time. For each report, Jak worked closely with the photographer to capture imagery that highlights the subject in a way that engages the viewer.
The 2013–14 academic year was filled with achievement for Villanova. They attracted their most academically gifted class of applicants; fifteen Villanovans were Fulbright scholars, and Villanova awarded their highest number of research doctoral degrees. To highlight these and other accomplishments of the Augustinian community throughout the report, Jak incorporated large numerals that not only add visual interest, but draw the readers to the vital stats quickly.
The theme of the 2008–2009 report was creating future leaders. Jak incorporated duotone portraits of the deans of each of Villanova’s five colleges and schools paired with noteworthy quotes to highlight their thoughts about how the university’s educational offerings help prepare the students for the challenges ahead.
Client Engagement: Visual Identity Refresh, Brand Guidelines, Annual Reports, Print Collateral
OTHER ANNUAL REPORTS PROJECTS