Insight

Fortinet is the fourth largest vendor in the IT security appliance industry. I designed the company's handbooks and packaging for shipping.

I worked as an in-house Graphic Designer III at Fortinet, producing brand-compliant images, set type, and ensured that brand and business standards are met for print production. I created and communicated graphic standards, specifications, tone and theme to team members and contribute to the definition and documentation of design guidelines.

3,399,500+

Fortinet network security hardware shipped to date

329,500+

Corporate customers to date

Fortinet customers include Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Intel, Oracle, NASDAQ OMX, Dell SecureWorks, Yahoo! Japan, Telefonica, Panasonic, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Boston Red Sox, and more.


  • Company:
    Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT)
    Fortinet on Wikipedia

  • Products: Handbooks, packages, and marketing prints

  • Role: Graphic Designer III

  • Research and Development Collaboration:
    Robert May, VP of Product Management
    Stephen Johnson, User Experience Designer
    Ling Lu, Product Manager
    Arisa Bo Yang, Product Manager
    Technical Writer Team

  • Engineering Collaboration
    Wing Kit Lee, NPI Project Manager
    Carrie Chen, NPI Project Manager
    Judy Chu, NPI Project Manager
    Aaron Yu, Mechanical Engineer
    QA Team and Agile Admin

  • My deliverables: Illustrations, type, layout, print specifications, design guidelines, and print quality control.

  • Software Tools: Adobe Ps, Ai, and Id

  • Date: September 2012 - November 2015


The Challenge

Print production projects

Product Description View
The FortiGate Cookbook "Recipes" of basic and advanced FortiGate configurations to administrators who are unfamiliar with the unit.
FortiGate and FortiWiFi Handbook Quickstart guide on how to make basic FortiGate connections and setup options.
Supplementary Booklet Information on device accessories, cautions and warnings, regulatory compliance, Fortinet product license agreement, end-user license agreement and warranty terms.
FortiAnalyzer Handbook QuickStart guide on how to setup your FortiAnalyzer unit and connect to the graphical user interface. FortiAnalyzer Handbook
FortiAP Handbook QuickStart Guide on how to make power connection and cloud provisioning with FortiCloud and FortiGate on a secured local network.
Packages Inner carton, outer carton and accessory boxes Outer Box Guides
Easy Setup Stickers How to setup your device instructions.
Beta Program cards, Video Guide cards, business cards, letterhead, and envelopes Human Resource and marketing prints

The Outcome

Fortinet printing process and workflow

I submit Fortinet prints to Agile Administration for any changes and document QA verification records on product models, and indicate new prints when print stock is used up. After QA confirms correct interface information, I provide print-ready files for production release.

I design and produce print versions with content and illustrations that is very simple and easy to follow. Feedback and design approvals are with Technical Document Writers, QA, Product Managers (hardware and software), and VP of Product Management. Design assignments are tracked and assigned on Fortinet Product Management Database (PMDB) web portal.

The FortiGate Cookbook

Step-by-step examples of how to integrate a FortiGate unit into your network and apply secure network features such as security profiles, wireless networking, and VPN.

Product range: 1U, 2U, and 3U mid-range and high-end devices
Specifications: 8 x 9.25 inches, perfect bound
Pages: 104

    Sections:
  • Device guide (FortiGate setup and SFP Tranceivers installation or removal)
  • Licenses and subscriptions (free licenses and services for FortiCare registered FortiGates)
  • Related products
  • About Fortinet
  • The FortiGate Cookbook

FortiGate and FortiWiFi handbook

I created graphics, vector drawings, and content layout to illustrate how to perform basic connections with your FortiGate device with setup options.

Product range: FortiGate and FortiWiFi 30D to 140D entry-level devices
Specifications: 8.5 x 11 inches US letter
Pages: 36

    Sections:
  • Device guide (basic connections and FortiGate setup options)
  • Licenses and subscriptions
  • Related products
  • About Fortinet

FortiAnalyzer handbook

QuickStart Guide on how to setup your FortiAnalyzer unit and connect to the graphical user interface. After the FortiAnalyzer unit is configured and is receiving logs, you can start monitoring data.

Specifications: 8.5 x 11 inches US letter
Pages: 42

    Sections:
  • Device guide (FortiAnalyzer setup and viewing analyzed log data)
  • Licenses and subscriptions
  • Device comparison
  • Related products
  • About Fortinet

FortiAP handbook

QuickStart Guide on how to make power connection and cloud provisioning with FortiCloud and FortiGate on a secured local network.

Specifications: 8.5 x 11 inches US letter
Pages: 20

    Sections:
  • Device guide
  • Related products

Colours

Primary

Fortinet Red
CMYK (8, 97, 100, 1)
QuickStart Guide Blue
CMYK (87, 38, 0, 0)
True Black
CMYK (75, 68, 67, 90)

Secondary

CMYK
(0, 68, 100, 0)
CMYK
(0, 19, 100, 0)
Related Products
CMYK
(55, 3, 100, 0)
About Fortinet
CMYK
(91, 63, 20, 10)

Typography

Desktop to high-end device packages

Fortinet device packages are designed to be low cost and should be flexibile to adjust to different box dimensions. I provided box design guidelines for our Hardware Engineering team to use.

Types: Accessory boxes, inner cartons, and outer cartons
Specifications: Dimensions vary per desktop, 1U, 2U, and 3U