Thursday, April 7, 2011

Newsletter graphics

One of the fun parts of working at my day job is helping to create the newsletter images each month. Which means I get to practice with Illustrator! I have started to feel a lot more comfortable with designing with this tool. I am use to hand drawing everything (working with lines) so my brain had to make a switch to drawing with "shapes" and then molding into the desired form.

Here are some of the images, you can see where I was still awkward with shapes in the earlier ones. Starting with my most recent:

A header and a closure image.

A mix from two different newsletters. 
For some reason Font is really intimidating for me. I think it's because I am working with someones hard work (the font) and wanting to use it appropriately. I am pretty sure font experts will laugh at my attempts but here they are. I have fun, like the growth image, where I can illustrate off it.

And my earlier ones. Learning, learning, learning. So much more to improve on. I think I kill myself at times with all the different software knowledge I have in my head. I want to do it all! Hopefully I can do more like my April Bunny.

I wish everyone a happy April and bunny month!

1 comment:

  1. Those are awesome!
    See!? That's all graphic design is- just what you are doing.
    As for fonts- I've never run into a font nazi. If the font looks good, usually no one notices. The only things I've read about font, are make sure the letters are evenly spaced- never rely on the font to make sure each letter is spaced correctly, so don't be afraid to adjust it in illust. Also, never mix sans fonts with sans fonts or stuff like that, use the two diff, styles together. (that's what i've read)