Olivia's House is a grief and loss center in York, Pennsylvania. The owner Leslie Delp did not want the children going through the programs to be journaling with blank notebooks anymore. Knowing that one of my graphic design professors at York College of PA at the time had gone through the program with his kids, Leslie reached out to him. My publication class was lucky enough to create these journals. I was given the target audience of girls aged 9-12.
By visiting Olivia's House multiple times throughout the semester, taking photographs, and meeting with Leslie and her son K.C. Delp, I was able to figure out my concept. My solution includes a journal filled with quotes involving growth, flowers, and positivity, with prompts on almost every page. As the journal goes on, the prompts become more positive and reflective, while the grief program becomes easier with time. My journal is now used at Olivia's House. I also created a website that includes information about Olivia's House, their products and services, a donate page, and a page showcasing "Grow".
I began by hand lettering in my sketch book. I then cleaned up each sketch in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Finally, I completed the full journal layout in Adobe InDesign.