I run a small non-profit foundation that is working to preserve a dying language. The language in question is called "Circassian". I am working on a simple, fun and engaging picture dictionary for children.
At this stage in the process, I need you to design for me a template that I will use for the pages of my book. Once printed, I envision my picture dictionary to be 1/2 the size of an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper, viewed in landscape. So basically, the template I am looking for would be the left half of an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper in landscape view.
I am looking for you to design a template that allows me to feature 4 - 5 words on each page. The pages need to allow for an English and foreign language translation. The foreign language (Circassian) is written in Cyrillic, and the words can get kind of long. I would like the fonts to be big and bold and fun and engaging.
I also need you to leave enough room so that I can place a large picture on each page of the book.
That said, I need the final work product to be fun and engaging, but SIMPLE.
In total, this children's picture dictionary will include 250 - 350 words. I hope to publish it in color, but your work product should look ok in gray scale, too.
I have been working on this project for some time. I am computer savvy, but I am not a graphic designer. It would be great if the template you produced were in PowerPoint, since I know how to use it, but if that's not possible, I can work in other formats, so long as they are simple and easy to use.
Once I get your template, I will work with another designer to get the pages all paginated and setup properly.
Bear in mind that your templates will be used to create a book that will require pagination, page numbers, etc....