The NCSA Pocket Folder

The challenge was to create a printed presentation piece that holds loose sheets of 8.5 in. × 11 in. paper. It had to also reflect NCSA’s 30 years of quietly brilliant innovation.

  • Stack of NCSA pocket folders
  • Interior and exterior of NCSA pocket folder
  • detail of NCSA pocket folder


The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) is a hub of transdisciplinary research and digital scholarship where University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students, and collaborators from around the globe, unite to address research grand challenges for the benefit of science and society.

The Center also provides integrated cyberinfrastructure—computing, data, networking, and visualization resources and expertise that are essential to the work of scientists, engineers, and scholars at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and across the country.


In preparation of NCSA’s 30th anniversary, the interior of the folder highlights the impact our systems have had on a wide range of disciplines and industry by showcasing 500 images from the NCSA archives.

My Role

  • Art Direction
  • Layout Design
  • Copy writing