Keep Ohio Beautiful Cover

Designing Keep Ohio Beautiful’s 2019 Annual Report

Fall, 2019

Keep Ohio Beautiful helps communities improve their waste-handling practices, litter prevention, recycling, beautification, and other community greening efforts. And when the nonprofit needed some help of its own, it turned to CCAD students to design its annual report.

Graphic DesignOscar Fernández,
Adjunct Faculty

Corporate & Community Partnerships

Learning Partner: Keep Ohio Beautiful

The Process

Four teams of Advertising & Graphic Design students in CCAD’s Advanced Typographic Communication class were tasked with developing concepts and designs for Keep Ohio Beautiful’s 2019 Annual Report, published in 2020. They presented their concepts for the book and page design to the client, who ultimately chose the winning submission.


Each group presented their concepts for the book and page design to leadership from Keep Ohio Beautiful, who ultimately chose the winning submission. The winning team—Fredi Bockover, Jesus Garcia, Emma Stephens, Nolan Warren, and Stephanie Wott (all Advertising & Graphic Design, 2021)—also won a Silver Addy Award at the 2020 Addy Awards Show.

Working on a real-world project helped me learn the dos and don’ts of presenting to a client, how to communicate and share files effectively, and how to work to our team’s strengths based on the skill sets available. It was a great experience.”

Nolan Warren Advertising & Graphic Design, 2021
Keep Ohio Beautiful 2 Oscar Fernandez

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