“In the last few years. All the skills I now have are largely thanks to Russell, and his assistance. It always amazes me that whenever I email Russell asking for help, I get a reply withing 15 minutes…every time. He’s unbelievable. I could not have survived in this job without him. I have told my boss that if he wants to move to another company, then I quit, because without Russell, this job would be hell. Quite apart from the technical help, he is always an upbeat kind of guy, and sometimes, his positive mood gets me going again, when I am snowed under with yearbook stuff.”
Jonathan Malcolm, Yearbook Adviser
Russell Viers works for Walsworth Publishing, www.walsworth.com, as their European Yearbook Representative. As part of his job there, he works closely with schools to help them work faster by maximizing the potential of the Adobe or Quark software they use to create their books.
Since Yearbook Advisers also teach many classes, coach teams, go on field trips and many other things that pull them away from yearbook production, Russell’s time-saving techniques are paramount in helping them get the job done. Not only does he offer training and support in technology, he is actively involved in the design process, as well.
Each fall, Russell offers school yearbook advisers and students from all over Europe the chance to come together and learn from the best in the business. In past years, the Fall Yearbook Conference has had Adobe Evangelists Tim Cole and Rufus Deuchler along with top designer/branding expert Brent Niemuth and yearbook expert H.L. Hall. This year’s conference has Niemuth and Hall back again, as well as Sandee Cohen and Gabriel Powell, both published authors and Adobe Certified Instructors.
For more information and to register for the Fall Yearbook Conference, visit www.russellviers.com/htdocs/walsworth/conference.
In addition to training, Walsworth offers schools a lot beyond printing:
• Yearbook Kit with templates, color guides, clip art, fonts, design ideas and more
• Online submission for fast, convenient page submittal
• Online proofing for page approval 24/7
• Online page building for customers who don’t have InDesign, PageMaker or Quark
• Tech support via email or phone with Russell
• Document evaluation to eliminate possible problems at deadline
• Single deadline submission
• More than 30 presses with the capacity to help you get your books on time
• More than 60 years of yearbook publishing experience for best quality
Russell’s side-kick in Europe is the immortal Jim Petrucci, who has been a yearbook expert since, well, probably the day they were invented.
For more information about how Russell and Jim can help your school have a better yearbook with less effort, drop Russell an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.