This is one of my first paid postcard projects that I created in Photoshop at the client’s request. It was a 6″ x 11″ postcard mailer that was adapted from a photo taken from a cell phone. I copied as much as I could from the photo. I did not write the content, but I designed everything on this brochure.
This is the inside of the brochure that I created for a friend of mine. It’s not fair to say that I designed it, but I did write the content, pick the graphics, and took it from development to print. The rest of the brochures that I created, I designed from the ground up. I began using Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign).
This is another of my first brochures I created for a company owned by a friend I went to high school. It was meant to be a portfolio piece and not actually a “paid for” piece. I picked the paper, wrote the content, and added the graphics for the brochure. VistaPrint took care of the rest. After my client was pleased with the work, I still felt as if I was somehow cutting corners from the design process that I would later dive into.
This is Side Two (or the inside) of my brochure I designed at VistaPrint for my writing business. This is more a testimony for my writing skills than for my design skills. When I chose a special paper, a lot of the “design” work was done for me. That did not mean I was not curious about the design effort that went into the paper. I did choose the graphics and wrote the content for the brochure.
I designed this brochure in 2013. Ok, I used VistaPrint and ordered them online for my new writing business. About nine months later I got back into graphic design. This brochure did get the wheels spinning though. Many times I looked at this brochure and asked myself “How did they do that?”” Now, I know!