RBB Systems, Inc.
RBB Systems, Inc., which specializes in electronic
solutions for industry, needed someone to create their entire
media package newsletters, press releases, trade show
documention and, eventually, their web
site. While lots of truly brilliant people work for
RBB, the vast majority of them are engineers and not writers or graphic designers.
I began working for RBB Systems in 1996 as their 'media
specialist.' Working with the president of the company and
several members of the upper management, I was largely responsible
for the company's copy writing, layout and design, illustration, photo editing and even the handoff to the service providers. I conducted interviews for the Employee Spotlight section
of their newsletter, Technology Update, wrote and
illustrated most of the articles. By the time I left RBB in 2000, I had learned to wear many, many hats.
The toolbox for this project included
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and PageMaker for the print
work and Acrobat for the eventual PDF translations.