Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

Digital and print project for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University (FRIB), a particle accelerator in East Lansing, Michigan, presented to the science community, a case that lays out the latest energy upgrade of the linear accelerator.

"The Scientific Case for the 400 MeV/u Energy Upgrade of FRIB", also known as "FRIB400 whitepaper" is a 57-page document created by the Scientific community and users at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University. I had the opportunity to work with physics and researchers in the creative development of the digital and printed book.

The project started in December 2018, completed by June 2018, printed and shipped to national and international recipients by July, and endorsed by August 2019 at the 2019 Low Energy Community Meeting, which took place at Duke University in Durham, NC.

To do this project, my client (FRIB Communications Department) and I developed a 30+ page whitepaper standards, an InDesign template with more than ten different master pages, character and paragraph styles, and various layouts for the primary body copy, sidebars, call-out boxes, figures, captions, tables, and more.

I used Adobe InDesign to design the layout, Adobe Illustrator to format all figures, and Adobe Photoshop to curate the images sent by the scientific researches according to FRIB graphic standards and the whitepaper standards that the FRIB Communications Department and I created specifically for this project. I also oversaw the printing process from testing colors, fixing issues with exporting the document, selecting the paper, and ensuring everything turn out as expected.

Credits to FRIB Communications Manager Karen King and FRIB Graphic Designer, Erin O'Donnell who allowed me to work on this project as well as their support and experience working on whitepapers from previous years.

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