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Education and Outreach: CUREE Gallery
CUREE Gallery

Desktop publishing and other digital pre-press work. Includes many examples of designs done by CUREE (including letterhead, advertisement, flyers, booklets, branding, and other handout/mailer materials).

All works designed by D. B. Wong for CUREE (*unless otherwised indicated).

Printed materials used for educational, promotional, and commemorative purposes.


CASCE proceedings cover (2015)


Proceedings for the Advancement and Dissemination of the Creative Art of Structural and Civil Engineering
(2015-2016)

This booklet was produced for the National Science Foundation, in partnership with Princeton University, the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and Virginia Tech; and designed to help promote this new engineering-based course on the "Creative Art of Structural and Civil Engineering" and examine the active learning methodologies presented at this first workshop.

[view booklet]

U.S. Resiliency Council (2015 to present)

- A collection of various recent advertising materials designed and produced for the U.S. Resiliency Council.


10 Misconceptions Brochure - front

[front side]

Ten Misconceptions Brochure


10 Misconceptions Brochure - back

[reverse side]

Ten Misconceptions Brochure


USRC Building Types infographic

[front side]

USRC Building Ratings (infographic)

Additional literature materials designed for the USRC include:

[Ten Misconceptions About Buildings and Earthquakes] | [What is a USRC Rating?] | [Building Ratings (Infographic)]

[USRC Transaction Rating and Due Diligence (Benefits of a USRC Transaction Rating)] | [Benefits of the USRC Verified Rating]

[Improving the Built Environment and Promoting Community Resilience] | [Verified and Transaction Ratings (Infographic)]

Application, Membership, and Certification forms (not shown), as well as other meeting related materials were also created for the USRC.


Tech Brief 1 spread


NEHRP Seismic Design Technical Brief Series

Produced by CUREE, in partnership with ATC for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), this popular series of technical guides offer full color, highly illustrated mini-reports on various cutting edge topics in the area of earthquake and civil engineering.

This series is also available through NIST at:
http://www.nehrp.gov/library/techbriefs.htm

The Golden Gate Bridge as a Public Learning Resource - CAISE Workshop - Chicago, IL (2012)

Promotional display designed for the American Public Works Association (APWA) for use at the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) Workshop in 2012 to advertise the upcoming Golden Gate Bridge International Conference (2013); as well as promote the concept of using large and small-scale public works as tools for teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to the public.



CAISE Workshop poster1

One of three posters - provided the main (center) backdrop for this triptych display. The color scheme used matches that of the actual display signs used at the exhibition site.



CAISE Workshop poster2

The second of three posters, this smaller scale (12x18") display was used to specifically advertise the 2012 Golden Gate Bridge International Conference.



CAISE Workshop poster3

The last poster included a mounted display for the 2012 CUREE Calendar (which was also handed out at the event) and highlights many of the exhibits at the Golden Gate Bridge outdoor exhibition.


Additional handout/advertising materials designed for APWA:


APWA flyer1

Flyer version of APWA mailer for the Golden Gate Bridge International Conference. A variation on this design was also used as a postcard mailer for the event.

Watercolor painting by Steele.

APWA flyer2 - front

Flyer version of APWA mailer for the Golden Gate Bridge International Conference. A variation on this design was also used as a postcard mailer for the event.


APWA flyer2 - back

Flyer version of APWA mailer for the Golden Gate Bridge International Conference. A variation on this design was also used as a postcard mailer for the event.


Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) (2002-2014) - NEES-related promotional and support materials produced during both the formative NEES Consortium Development phase, as well as for the latter managing entities: NEESInc., NEESit, and NEEShub.

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NEES Brochure - A Laboratory Without Walls (2010)

Three-fold brochure designed and produced for NEEShub, the eventual managing entity for the NSF-funded George E. Brown Jr., Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) program.


NEES booklet


NEES: Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (2009)

Special commemorative booklet (shown left) about the NEES program, designed and produced for the National Science Foundation and distributed at the NSF-CMMI Conference and Workshop in Honolulu, HI.

Note: This layout would provide the template for reports documenting project updates within this NSF-NEES program.


OpenSees flyer

OpenSees Workshops (2006 & 2007)

Handout/mailer designed for the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Center (PEER) / UC Berkeley and NEESit (formerly NEES System Integration) for the OpenSees Workshops for both 2006 and 2007.



NEES EOT booklet

NEES Education, Outreach, and Training Stategic Plan (2005)

Written by Prof. Thalia Anagnos, this 54 page softcover booklet was designed and produced for NEESinc (NEES program managing entity) and distributed at the NEES 3rd Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN.


Earthquake Engineering booklet

Earthquake Engineering (2006)

Commemorative exhibit handbook given out at the free public exhibit "Earthquake Engineering" - produced by CUREE in partnership with the SF Dept. of Building Inspection as part of the 100th Anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.

[read more about this event]



NEES AM1 Proceeedings

NEES - 1st Annual Meeting (2003)

The map motif was used as a way of saying "NEES as functioning organization was now on the map" in the field of Earthquake Engineering Research.



NEES AM2 Proceeedings

NEES - 2nd Annual Meeting (2004)

The catamaran motif would eventually become a big part of the event proceedings.



NEES AM3 Proceeedings

NEES - 3rd Annual Meeting (2005)

This cover design was the preferred choice of the new managing entity (NEESinc), and was used for the proceedings of that meeting event.


CUREE-Caltech Woodframe Project


Shake Table Testing Media Handout

[front side]

Shake Table Testing Media Event

Handout version of one of the poster boards displayed during the media event for the testing of a 3-Story Woodframe Apartment Building with Tuck-Under Parking.



Shake Table Testing Media Handout

[reverse side]

Shake Table Testing Media Event

Handout version of one of the poster boards displayed during the media event for the testing of a 3-Story Woodframe Apartment Building with Tuck-Under Parking.


[placeholder for summative newsletter]


CASHEW CD cover

[front cover]

CD cover design for CASHEW software (2001)

Design for the software program "Cyclic Analysis of Wood SHEar Walls" (a.k.a. CASHEW)


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Test Data CD set cover

[front cover (1 of 5)]

CD cover design for test data set (2001)

Design for the 5-CD data set "Two-Story Single Family House Shake Table Test Data."



Iwan Procceedings Cover

[front cover]

Iwan Symposium Proceedings (2005)

A framed poster print based on this cover design was also produced, signed by all symposium attendees and presented to the guest of honor at the end of this event.



Clough-Penzien Proceedings Cover

[front cover]

Clough-Penzien Symposium Proceedings (2002)

Framed poster prints based on this cover design were also produced, signed by all symposium attendees and presented to the guests of honor at the end of this event.



Clough-Penzien Symposium Mailer

Clough-Penzien Symposium Mailer

Note: Original layout for this advertisement by Reitherman, based on a UC Berkeley preference to incorporate the school colors into all facets of this event.


Branding (logo design)

CASCE logo banner

Based on the string polygon model used by Robert Maillart in his design for the famous Salginatobel Bridge in Switzerland - this logo design utilizes a minimalistic graphical representation of the form (without color), to allow the viewer to focus on the elegant simplicity of the form or engineered structural design - which is a central theme for this project.


PWPL conference logo

Logo Design for the GGB Conference (2013)

Inspired by the Art Deco style as well the actual arch-way openings on the Golden Gate Bridge, this conference logo design was meant to reach back to the early days of the Bridge during its construction in the 1930s.

Windbreaker with PWPL logo




The logo was included on much of the conference signage and other printed materials; and was also used on the special commemorative windbreakers and USB drive (containing meeting materials) given out free to the conference attendees and participants.


USB drive with PWPL logo

Strong-Motion Workshop banner

Logo design for the Strong-Motion Workshop (2005)

With this logo design for the Strong-Motion workshop, I wanted to explore emphasizing the word "strong" graphically, largely using just text.

Using earthy-tones for the text, and adding the seismogram helped to re-emphasize the relationship with "strong-motion" as it relates to ground motion studies.


NEES logo (original version)

Original NEES logo

The original logo design for the NSF-funded George E. Brown, Jr. - Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) program.

Featured prominently during the formative years of NEES, this design utilized three outer rings made up of an accelerogram design to represent each of the three main components (Equipment Sites, IT System Integration, and the Consortium Development) of this program.

NEES City Block logo

NEES City Block logo

This project logo design was meant to visually describe the focus of the testing - (a.k.a. The Dense Urban project) - with a number of simple "block" shapes representing buildings residing in close proximity, shown from a soil's eye view.

The actual research would similarly test such configurations of densely populated buildings using the centrifuge testing facility at UC Davis.

Drawing by Reitherman.

Original CUREe-Kajima logo

Original logo design for the
CUREe-Kajima Joint Venture Program

The original logo for this project, based on the Japanese Kanji symbol for a person, helped to graphically show the relationship with Japan and CUREE (then CUREe, primarily a California organization).

Original source of design unknown.


PWPL conference web banner

Golden Gate Bridge International Conference (2013) - web banner

This web banner was used on the registration website for the Golden Gate Bridge International Conference (2013) on the theme of "Public Works for Public Learning."

Since the conference was occurring during the 75th anniversary of the Bridge, this design tries to visually ties together both the past and present; as well as finding a clever way to work in the color of the Bridge, without showing the color of the Bridge.



NEES Nonstructural banner logo

NEES Nonstructural Project - (2010 - 2015)

Banner logo design uses a tinted, negative image of actual earthquake damage photo and plays on the concept of abstraction being that this particular focused on a vastly under-studied area in earthquake engineering, namely "nonstructural" building components; which consist of sprinklers, piping and partitions (walls). While most engineering studies generally focus on the actual structure of a building, it these components that actually account for much of the damage after a major earthquake.

This print banner was subsequently used on all report publications generated from this research and produced out of the Multidisciplanary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER) at the University at Buffalo, SUNY.



IAEE web banner

International Association for Earthquake Engineering (IAEE) - website header redesign (2012)

IAEE at Fifty coverRevised website (and print) banner designed for the International Association for Earthquake Engineering (IAEE) in 2012 to mark their 50 year milestone and still used to this day. Utilizing the same color scheme as shown on the IAEE logo, a large wireframe globe iconography is used to acknowledge IAEE's presence as the largest global association in the field of earthquake engineering.

IAEE logoOne of the major responsibilities for the IAEE is the arranging and hosting of the World Conference on Earthquake Engineering every four years. The most recent conference (15WCEE) held in Lisbon, Portugal in 2012 also included a special commemorative hardcover booklet designed by CUREE, and given out to each of the conference participants.

"The IAEE at Fifty" - This special hardcover commemorative book written by Polat Gülken, president of the IAEE, and Robert Reitherman, Executive Director of CUREE, takes a look back at the fifty-year history of the International Association of Earthquake Engineering and how it helped to influence the field.

A wooden carving of Ruamoko, the earthquake god, and adopted symbol of the IAEE features prominently on the cover of this special publication. The story of Raumoko is also discussed in the 2014 CUREE Calendar on the Earthquake Mythology (shown below).





CUREE Calendars - (1995 to present)

Originally designed as a company calendar, then becoming more of an educational resource over the years; the CUREE calendars have examined various areas in earthquake engineering research and history. Shown below are three of my particular favorite designs. [see more CUREE calendars]


2014 CUREE Calendar

Earthquake Mythology

Examines the theme on the mythology of earthquakes, and examines various Gods and legends within different cultures, and how they are associated with the cause of earthquakes.



2008 CUREE Calendar

Seismic Philately

Highlighting the collection of David J. Leeds, this calendar takes a look at how earthquakes have been documented (or used to raise relief funds) in various stamps from around the world.


2010 CUREE Calendar

Nonstructural Earthquake Damage

This design creates a mock-blueprint construction rendering to use as a centerpiece or key to easily identify which building components are considered "nonstructural" elements.


PEER AM2007 banner

PEER Annual Meeting (2007) - San Francisco, CA

Banner logo designed for the PEER Annual Meeting (used on printed materials meeting materials) as well as appearing on all posters submitted by students for the Engineering Resarch Poster Session.



PEER AM2006 banner

PEER Annual Meeting (2006) - San Francisco, CA

Banner logo designed for the PEER Annual Meeting (used on printed materials meeting materials) as well as appearing on all posters submitted by students for the Engineering Resarch Poster Session.


COSMOS web banner

COSMOS - website header redesign (2005)

Revised website (and print) banner designed for the Consortium of Organizations for Strong Motion Observation Systems (COSMOS). Note: Still currently used on their website.



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