Graphic design

Information design

Document Layout


Patricia Coogan

The Woodlands TX

936-273-5535 (Houston area)



What Have I Done for Others? 


Notable projects

Worked with an instructional designer to design, layout, and construct an interactive, PDF-based management training program CD with fillable forms; designed promotional and product materials. Designed an instructional designer's web-based school food service training program. Designed HR orientation, employee benefit, and executive compensation program materials for international banking corporation. Designed client-centered instruction book for international offshore oil consulting company. Provided document layout and graphics of product documentation as second tier for a top-ten ranked Fortune 500 technology company, working with collateral database (five years).


Ongoing projects

Working with corporate communications of an international banking corporation to produce Human Resources communication and employee benefit plans materials (five years). Providing layout services for two monthly online magazines for international urban landscape consultant. Designing presentation materials, PowerPoint presentations, manuals, and job aids for trainers, instructional designer, and a wonderful variety of small businesses and associations.



Additional projects summary


Support for Instructional Designer and Trainers

Designed and produced training program materials (manuals, brochures, and training aids); designed and produced computer-based training course materials


Graphic design and layout projects

Designed corporate identity products for multiple companies -- logos, business cards, brochures, and ads; designed illustrations, books, booklets, graphics, forms, and PowerPoint presentations.


Indexing and database development

Indexed large volume of research material (3,000 items), presentation transcripts (900), and training documents (1,000); developed databases providing real-time access.


Training-program forms and graphic-presentation documents (1,000 pieces)

Design and layout; created set of templates to meet routinely short production deadlines.


Annual reports (8)

Member of desktop publishing team


Business writing and information design

Wrote management research reports; edited and abstracted transcripts; wrote (as team member) and designed management training program dictionaries; flowcharted processes


Converted files to online format for corporate intranet 

Converted SPDs to Acrobat (PDF) format for online distribution; determined and created functions, index, hotspots, and links; wrote user instructions.


Employee benefit documentation

Rewrote text and redesigned format and information display of SPDs, forms, and communication pieces for team review (health & welfare, savings, retirees, executive compensation plans).


Programs for dance troupes

Designed and produced dance programs (multiple years)





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