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2014 Color of the Year

Funny thing happened this weekend while at the local Home Improvement store – I learned the official 2014 Color of the Year! Not what you would expect to learn while looking for light fixtures, lumber and nails. But there it was, right up front near the check out registers, 4′ high in the paint department.

Each year, the Pantone Color Institute chooses a color of the year, and that selection has a big impact on design, art and fashion. 2014 is the year of “Radiant Orchid” – guess I better start working that into some template designs!

Radiant Orchid is “an invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.” It is “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones… (that) inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health.” Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institute director.

– Troy @ TLC

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Presentation Animation – 6 (Portfolio)

Here is a collection of slides from a presentation makeover project that highlight some of our “simple” animation that is subtle enough to work in a very corporate environment.
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Video above is these slides. Note the first animation uses slide transitions for the animation effect and making it easy for the presenter to review the presentation on printouts and “see” the animations.

– Troy @ TLC

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Merry Christmas From TLC!

Everyone here at TLC Creative Services, Inc. wishes you a Merry Christmas!

Images from our fun staff Holiday lunch and gift exchange (thanks for the incredible wrapping and ribbon Josh!).

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Business Owner One-Sheet (Portfolio)

This print project came to us as a folder of scanned images, Word documents and PDFs. TLC Creative Services took all of the information and content and crafted it into a print-ready document that displayed the information in a stylized layout.

– Troy @ TLC

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Star Wars Template (Portfolio)

With the Star Wars franchise rebooting, we have had some very fun projects focused on the Star Wars universe. Here is one of the dynamic PowerPoint templates we were excited to develop.

This template also featured a “flowing lava” effect on the left edge, which was accomplished with layering .png images and looping video.
video. The glowing light sabers is all PowerPoint animation.

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– Troy @ TLC

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Lexus Animation (Portfolio)

TLC Creative Services developed all of the speaker support presentations for the Lexus annual dealer meeting this year. Working from provided scripts, we crafted the speaker support for this great meeting (and we also were on showsite for rehearsals and to run the live meeting). Here is one animated slide:

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– Troy @ TLC

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Visual Name List (Portfolio)

This is one slide from a series of presentations formatted on a template TLC Creative developed for a client program. The original slide listed a long bullet list of the key people from around the corporate global operations that were being highlighted for their corporate initiative ideas. TLC converted the bullet list into a visual layout using template colors and support graphics.

– Troy @ TLC

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Template Vector Library (Portfolio)

On this template design project (which was a great template with all division variations setup on separate master slides in a single template file, which we will highlight later), we developed a series of vector icons for use by the corporation in all of their presentations.

Vector art is editable in PowerPoint, allowing anyone to resize without quality loss, recolor, add shadows, bevels and other PowerPoint styling.

The icons were included in the master template as part of the asset library, which makes it easy for everyone in the company to have a single place to go for the images and easy copy/paste use in any presentation.

– Troy @ TLC

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Mexico Demographics (Portfolio)

For this presentation, a lot of demographic data was presented. We took the extensive document of bullet points and converted all to visual layouts, putting the content in easily identifiable groupings and adding an icon scheme throughout to tie the data together.

For the map data, everything is editable in PowerPoint. The vector format map was setup so we could fill the color for each country as needed. The callout numbers, lines and text are all PowerPoint elements, which allowed us to minimize design time by using the same elements with new color schemes applied.

– Troy @ TLC

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Scorecard Layouts (Portfolio)

For a large conference presentation, the first part of the project was working with the technical specs for a multi-projection screen setup to create the custom slide size to match. For these slides, the page size is 45″x15″ and the presentation screen is almost 60′ wide!

These are layout concepts for one of the topics, a visual scorecard of how a number of programs and projects progressed throughout the year.

The first 2 slides show the 2012 data in vertical and horizontal layouts (it is really great working with content on these super wide screen setups!).

The bottom 3 slides show a variety of visual layouts, different imagery options, but all adhering to the Microsoft Metro styling.

– Troy @ TLC