STYLE - this should be a clean, simple design yet very slick and with an edge. Professional, corporate, solid. Think contemporary and be creative, I'd like to see some interesting shapes and backgrounds.
COLORS - can be taken after the company website http://ozzelectric.com/ but it is not limited to that, feel free to experiment with something different. However stay away from too many bright colors in one place - we don't want a rainbow look. On the other hand, it will be a full color print, so don't make it a single or two tone either.
LAYOUT - 4 letter size pages (11x17in folded in half), practical space for articles, easy to adjust from issue to issue when contents/sections change. Front page needs a header on the top. Occasionally there will be an insert with images from an employee event, please make a simple template to showcase them (letter size page printed on both sides, design can be same on both, feel free to include an event title)
FORMAT - indesign file is preferred however will accept photoshop as well as not too many of you here will be familiar with indesign (will need to convert it to indesign someplace else). The print will be a full bleed and the design needs to be of at least 300 DPI.
Sample header image (my attempts to do it myself) - http://screencast.com/t/GpKVxPuS3G8h . That's just an idea, please be creative.
Articles summary http://screencast.com/t/yiBRWclbiVs