May 21, 2014 - 1 comment.

Thank you card

Congratulations card

The day before graduation I spent all day finishing an idea that I had come up with a long ago. I wanted to make a thank you card for my class. Unfortunately, I had not put too much time on the card until that day. Months before I had written the thank you note, made some sketches, and finished some of the illustration in the computer.

Sketches for thank you card

Couple weeks before I also had made some mock-ups for the card which turned out quiet crafty.

Thank you card Mock-ups

Despite all of the work I seemed to have done before hand, with finals and a long essay that I had to write and research, I was not able to come up with a realistic time constrain for the printing and designing of the card. I had even bought a small kit to make the small grommet wheals for the card. Anyway, that day before graduation with most of the illustrations done; all I had to do was finish the design and print it.

Congratulations card

At times I was concern about the amount of typefaces and colors I was using, but then I thought "Huh aren't you the only person in charge right now, there is not time for outside feedback" so I just had fun and forgot about what works or not. I wanted something visually appealing; like always, I had already spent a lot of time writing the thank you note in beginning of the semester, I had worked in the illustration a good deal already. All I had left to do was to have fun designing; so I did.

Card close-up

When the time to print came I changed the layout and turned it into a flyer. I remember looking at the craft and I wished I had more time to make it more clean, so as the hours passed by I started to doubt whether I was going to finish it or not. Then Mike, one of my teachers with whom I took a digital illustration class, came and gave a good advice. He said "sometimes you just got to do it and move on —it already looks good." So, I stopped worrying and made more prints. This is what they looked like:

Print out

This is the final design for the front, and the one below it is the back side.

Thank_You_Card_Front Thank you card

Published by: peterveras in Creative life, Illustration, News


May 25, 2014 at 3:23 am

Hi Peter, nice to meet you. I’ve been exploring your blog and like your design work very much. You are so talented. Thanks for visiting our blog, and for the ‘like’ on the post about Ollantaytambo. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Cheers, Alison

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