Things are feeling a little surreal at the moment. As I write this, it’s 4:00, which means I have one hour left here at UNMC. Period. Today is my last day at UNMC, and tomorrow I start my new job of stay-at-home mom. From brand manager to baby (manager?).
It’s hard to put into words all of the things that I’d like to say about my time at UNMC. I am so incredibly proud of all of the work that has been accomplished here. And I am so incredibly honored to have worked with all of you. When I think back on my six years here, I feel overwhelmed at trying to capture it all into one last blog post. So I’m not even going to try. One, it would be a really long post; and two, I’d probably get choked up thinking back on all of it. (I’m a bit of a cry baby).
Instead, I’ll just say thank you. Never have I worked with such a fun, creative and hard working group of people. Never have I been so proud of the place I’ve worked. And never have I been more excited to hear about what’s next. While my official employment may be ending, know that my enthusiasm for UNMC is not, and I will always be cheering you on!
Did you see the article in UNMC Today about some of new services the Print Shop offers? Check it out and read about the new equipment they have that can offer on-demand printing. Which basically means that items like magazines and reports can be printed in very small quantities in a very short amount of time. In some cases, minutes! It used to be that items like these took longer to print because they had to be printed in large quantities and on a press.
I had the chance to get a sneak peak of some of the equipment’s capabilities, and it’s pretty darn cool. Not to mention cheaper to print. The best of both worlds – gotta love that.
They also have a new material on which they can print posters. It’s a vinyl material but feels almost like cotton. This means that things like scientific posters can easily be stored in a suitcase rather than a bulky poster tube that you have to carry on the plane.
We’re planning to have the print shop give a presentation at an upcoming campus communicator meeting to elaborate on these things, as well as other services that they can provide to the campus. Stay tuned for more information on that.
Hi everyone. As you may have gathered, we will not have any formal campus communicator meeting this month. However, I wanted to alert you all to a training opportunity learning the basics of InDesign. Check out the campus calendar for more information and to register. I would highly recommend this for anyone that designs or lays out printed pieces like newsletters, posters, brochures or flyers.
I thought you’d enjoy reading an Ad Age article about their top holiday ads for 2011. Click here for the article, and be sure to look on the second page for non-retail ads. (Can anyone else totally relate to the Target “Done” commercial? I’ve totally done the ‘happy dance’ checking things off my list of to-do’s.)
And, I’m also using this blog as an excuse to add one more commercial to my Christmas Commercials post below. It replaces the Kay commercial because it’s not so cheesy, but still makes my heart melt because of the recent bundle of joy we welcomed into our family.
Enjoy these, and I look forward to more blogging next year!