We need a newsletter with a simple, minimalist design. It should have a professional look, but should not distract from the content. There should be a first-page design with a table of contents in a sidebar (see attachments 'Sep2812' and 'ValueInvestorInsight' for table of contents examples). Subsequent pages should have a simple design that makes it look like everything goes together (look at the tops of the pages in 'ValueInvestorInsight' for what I'm referring to). Finally, you would ideally design a table that goes along with the theme like the one at the bottom of the first page in 'Sep2812' ('Closing Stock Market Averages'). We will be using a lot of tables throughout the newsletter, but we will not disqualify a design if it does not include a table design.
The newsletter will be distributed via PDF at first, and perhaps later it will be printed and bound. So we are not looking for an HTML email newsletter. It will be easiest for us if it is editable in a readily-available desktop publishing program like Microsoft Publisher or Scribus, but we are flexible.
One final note: our 'logo' is simply "Value Outpost" written in Castellar font. I've attached a screenshot of it as it is on our still-developing website; the logo can be a different color on the newsletter (e.g., black) and does not necessarily need to be the same font, just do whatever looks best.
Please ask if you have any questions or want to run some ideas by us.