Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Designed to Dazzle




After many, many hours clicking the "undo" button and searching ways to PhotoShop an image on Google, I've learned some valuable lessons when creating a unique design.

Whether you're a professional artist or a bride with a budget, everyone can take advantage of the elements of design. It's important to keep a few things in mind when creating a unique design.

1. Plan Ahead
Imagine what you want the message of your design to be and which audience you'd like to reach.

2. Less Words, More Visuals
Most of us are visual learners. Use vivid descriptions and specific verbs to create a picture.

3. Stick With ONE Program
If you go with a theme or a color scheme, be consistent. Don't use more than 3-5 colors, fonts and font sizes.

Above, you'll see the front side of a brochure I made for Chaparrel Glass Co. and a business card for my dad. If you'd like more information on either of these businesses, please contact me, or feel free to comment.

Below are invitations I'm in the process of designing for my cousin's baby shower. I'd love to see which one you like more. Let me know with your kind comments! :)

Thanks!



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