“Donut” you know how excited we are to share Johnna Kolar and her book’s journey with you?
This donut-themed book of daily inspiration reflects the joy Johnna radiates in every interaction and serves as a daily reminder to be kind to others and live life to its fullest.
Johnna is a substitute teacher from Wichita, Kansas. After using a pink spiral notebook to keep track of nearly 400 donut flavors she’s sampled from a local donut shop, she was inspired to write a donut book of her own.
Johnna found POD Print through another print shop, who recommended POD Print as a great fit. Our passion for helping our clients fulfill their vision made for the perfect partnership to bring “A Donut a Day” into the world.
After an initial meeting to share ideas and discuss concepts, POD Print began the design process. Working closely with Johnna to refine the design and fully capture her concept, our prepress team developed a fun and lively layout that matched Johnna’s enthusiasm and positive energy.
We traded PDF proofs over the course of approximately a month to perfect not only the overall design, but also the fonts and colors. The frosting on the interior pages was cleaned up to keep the pages cleaner in design. Johnna added many personal touches as we went along, like including her NFL team’s colors on September’s design, and red/white/blue sprinkles in July. For August’s design, we used watermelon seed shapes on the center donut sprinkles. Each month received its own custom theme.
After the design received final approval from Johnna, the inspirational phrases she’d written for each day were merged into the design, and files were off to our printing equipment for production!
Please join us next week for Part II of this blog series, where we’ll follow the next steps in the journey of “A Donut a Day”!
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