Below I will present the Posters & Flyers I created for diverse events and clients.
Most of them were created in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign as it made my work easier.
ABOUT & BACKGROUND
For this project I was asked to design a poster for the Roxebury which would promote their upcoming live music event in which a friend of mine would would take part of. Through her I was recommended to design the poster and therefore I was more than happy to design the poster for them. I was requested to put as elements in the poster: the title, location, singers, date, time and price.
I designed in total three design options for the period of one week and below I will show what i delivered.
RESEARCH AND INSPIRATION
First of all I had to do research on what other posters for music events are on the market. Below I selected what inspired and influenced my design choices.
These two designs I came upon served as the main inspiration for my designs, in both terms of style and fonts.
In terms of development I first tried the neon font idea as that was to begin with my favourite idea.
I designed in Adobe Illustrator and as I had no knowledge on how to create a neon looking kind of font I had to look into tutorials first. For some reason it still did not look like shown in the tutorial but maybe because at the time I had an old Adobe Illustrator and maybe it did not have all the new updates that are now available.
To overcome this obstacle in the future now I am paying monthly for the Adobe Products so I can have all the new updates available. in order to take advantage of all the tools and effects.
TUTORIALS USED IN ORDER TO LEARN TO CREATE A NEON TEXT EFFECT
As you can see above I have my main inspirations in terms of design (text position, elements, fonts, style,feeling of design). In my first pictured I was inspired by the curved title as it makes it look very interesting and helps bring more attention to the main element positioned in the center( the guitar) which represents what the show is about. I also got inspired by using a different font for the time the show is taking place but did that in my own style as well. The speakeasy poster helped me a little bit in terms of inspiration on style as it is a little bit retro as well which is the feeling I was looking into with this poster.
The third picture represent an overall inspiration I spotted in Winchester that started all my ideas for this project, I just simply feel in love with the composition and therefore using my research and imagination i tried to come up with my own ideas.
In my next picture I am showing the main element that inspired my design composition.
The first image was really a big influence in terms of layout and the second one was a big inspiration in terms of style. I tried to combine those two inspirations and create my own version. The elements circled above represent what I used in terms of inspiration into my current design.
Below you can see all my designs I created in Software like Adobe Illustrator and Clip Studio ( for painting the guitar).
In this poster I personalized the font by myself creating using the Pen Tool the black lines inside the text giving it a different feeling instead of just leaving it white as first of all it didn’t give me the vintage feeling I was looking for and it also brings more attention to the title which is a very important thing for a poster.
I did use Adobe Photoshop to make the “Roxebury” text wrapped .
This is personally my favourite in terms of style and composition.
The second design is my first idea I came up with straight away as I was inspired by the giff shown below that I saw right before I came up with this work opportunity and I decided to take the advantage of the situation and try a neon version for this poster as well as the music for the event is not just rock, but a mixture of genres.
Main tool used in the poster was the Pen Tool as it was easy to create forms with.
The third and final idea has a flat design style and colours that give a little bit the feeling of vintage as I used yellow and a “dirty”red and their mixture gives a vibe of vintage in the poster. I did not want to make a poster that represented rock music or pop, but something that would apply to a variety of music bands which is what was going to happen at the event. This is why I wanted something more neutral and this is what I came up with.
Which in the end it was their favourite ! 🙂
Therefore this is the final design chosen by the client, that I am happy with. I just wished I would have had more time than just a week in order to create more designs, as I was quite busy at the time and I only had time to create three versions. Luckily there was no need for any final changes which saved me more time for my other projects I was doing at the time, uni work and my job.
As a look back I would try to find more techniques to make it look more vintage like special brushes make things seem erased, degraded, old at the endges and so on.
Here I have some flyers I created for King Alfred Theatre Arts for their different events. You can find more information about these projects on the button below.
UNIVERSITY OF WINCHESTER MANGA AND ANIME SOCIETY
Previous name last University year “Anime and Cosplay Society”
I was asked to create posters for Freshers FaIre in order for the society to find more people to join their society.
I created just two versions as at the time I was at my mother’s funeral and did not have time or a clear mind to create more, but happily the client was very happy with both designs I created. I did not design the anima characters, I got them online free to use and just cropped their background out and created my own composition.
I also used water colour marks to give more complexity to the composition.
Each poster had to have the logo of the University and a QR code that would lead to their page. Integrating them in my compositions was a bit hard but as you can see I did manage to find design solutions simply by playing around with the elements and deciding what looks better. I do not have other examples as I lost all my files on my previous laptop in the summer.
THE TWO POSTER VERSIONS CREATED, BOTH USED ON FRESHERS FAIRE
FLYER FOR HISTORY SOCIETY WINCHESTER
I tried to use as main fonts the ones that look more like american highschool type of fonts, and other fonts that seemed friendly and would go well with my main fonts chosen.
I was given a very low quality image to use which was quite a challenge to overcome in terms of design. My solution consisted in making the picture one of the design elements instead of using it as a background picture. I cropped and use the statue of King Alfred because it is an important element of Winchester where the Society is located.
I chose the colour light blue as it made the flyer look more friendly and by doing so people would approach it easily.