Best of Fold of the Week: Gate Folds
This week, I’ve got the best of Gate Folds. Gates are a classic folded format with lots of potential for variation and creativity. I’ve narrowed my selection down to five powerful solutions:
- We’ll see examples of Gate Folds for direct mail, higher education, sports, and special events, which will give you a feel for the creative range of the format.
- Gate Folds can be very practical, but you can also take this format and turn it into something that is wildly creative and fun to interact with.
And that's Episode 4 - I hope you enjoyed it. I’ll see you in two weeks for episode #5! Thanks for watching and — I appreciate you.
How were these samples produced?
Folding Style: Assorted Gate Folds
Sample #1: ProGraphics Communications for World Financial Group Canada
Sample #2: Stensland Design for Monteray-Salinas Transit / Community Printers
Sample #3: Pageworks for Calvin University
Sample #4: Graphic Visual Solutions with Wildfire for Wake Forest University Athletics
Sample #5: Bennett Graphics with Phen (designer) for MGM National Harbor
Budget Rating: Low – High
Trish Witkowski is Chief Folding Fanatic at the online community foldfactory.com. She holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design and a master of science degree in Graphic Arts Publishing from Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Printing Management and Sciences (now the School of Print Media).
An award-winning designer, Trish held the position of creative director for a Baltimore-based agency for six years, and has taught design and desktop publishing at the college level. She has a specialized expertise in the area of folding and is the creator of the FOLDRite™ system, a 2004 GATF InterTech™ Technology Award winner.
Trish frequently publishes articles for graphic arts industry publications, and has written three books on the topic of folding: A Field Guide to Folding, Folding for the Graphic Arts: A Teacher's Handbook, and FOLD: The Professional's Guide to Folding.