When designing a t-shirt for a small organization, it becomes important to build your design in a manner that gives the organization a personal touch. I have done many t-shirt designs, most of them for the mass public. This one was special in the fact that only thirty t-shirts were being made.
Forme cut postcards are a great way to advertise something as they are far more exciting to look at than a traditional rectangular shape. They are also more eye catching than paying for advertising in someone else’s publication. Only a few extra steps are needed to progress electronic artwork to send to the printers for forme cutting. I designed this forme postcard in Adobe Photoshop CS and Adobe Indesign CS.
Magazine feature pages contain items that are grouped in the same subject and displayed together. This may include an article, ads and photos on "where to travel in Australia", to a group of modular ads for the latest art galleries, touted as an "advertising feature".
Designing in newsprint is different to other mediums because the final outcome depends on designing for highly absorbent paper. This means that the colours used will always be different from what was intended and designs that look good on glossy paper will not be as effective in newsprint..
When we get together with family or friends and the camera comes out, we methodically line up, put our hands awkwardly to our sides or in front of us, and painfully grin. Group shots are challenging and often turn out mediocre and best. This is an opportunity to try something new.
Two months ago, a local bookstore needed several Christmas cards as their exclusive cards. They needed a combination or funny, sincere, and children cards. All were to be blank on the inside, so the only real design that had to happen was for the cover.
Last year, I was approached about designing the cover for a free promotional CD. The timeline was short, but critical, and the printing budget was relatively small. This project was completed within two hours from initiation to completion and went to printing the same day.
Throughout my seven years in the design industry, I've worked with many clients who directed me through every facet of a project from typesize to colors used. So when a client places their 100% trust in me and my abilities, and gives me creative carte blanche, it's always special.