May is coming to an end this week along with the Make It Happen May challenge. With that in mind, today I’ll be sharing my third and last stage of the design process along with the final outcome of my greeting card! So far, I’ve done plenty of research and gone through many drafts. Now as I finalize my design, it’s also important to acknowledge what I learned along the way and how I can utilize these skills in the future.
You can see in the above shot that my design evolved quite a bit compared to the last sketch. Once I’m satisfied with the overall layout, I play around with color combinations and do any other final tweaks. When completing a design it’s important to look over the document to confirm the file size, color profile, and DPI are the appropriate size. Now that my design has met my standards, I can send it to print and archive all of the files. (Don’t forget to update your portfolio, too!)
Documenting your process from beginning to end is essential so you can see the full development of both the project and your skills. Even though we continuously go through the same process’ in our daily lives, each project is different and pushes us to constantly learn more. With that, our skill-set grows and we become better at what we do. Remembering the three basic stages of my design process can be applied to almost any profession and will help you focus on producing greater work.
I really enjoyed pushing myself to design my first greeting card for the #MakeItHappenMay challenge. It was great finding other talent through the hashtag and connecting with others who also want to better themselves. However, just because May is over doesn’t mean you should stop pursuing your passions. How about making #JustDoItJune a thing?! In regards to my “Seas the Day” greeting card, it is not for sale YET. I will continue adding more cards to my collection so there will be plenty of options to choose from, once they are finally for sale. Thank you for your support and I hope you enjoyed this series!
What do you plan on pursuing in June? Share in the comments so we can keep the encouragement going!