I was very happy to hear that two good friends of mine were getting married and even more honoured to be the photographer at their wedding. The day went very well and the photographs turned out quite well despite being in the harsh Queensland afternoon sun.
As an extra special present to my two friends, and their family, I took the best photographs and created a photobook for them.
I had a lot of fun taking the photographs and lots of fun creating the book but the most fun was the reaction of the new bride, she loved them. I have already been told that the people she has shown it to have really liked that I captured the feeling from the day within the book – my aim exactly!
A friend of mine recently travelled. I had a look at their itinerary and cringed as it was too difficult to find all the important details but of course they are all important details.
This is the word doc that made me cringe:
Since they were doing two stops on their trip it made sense to start with splitting up the Sydney trip and the Melbourne trip. I have a plethora of international standard symbols in EPS format so I grabbed Hotel and Plane as these are important details and need to be seen at a glance. I created a symbol which was the logo for the Printex convention they were going to. The flight details needed to stand out amongst the other flight information as well as the hotel details needing to stand out amongst the other hotel information. Once all these were in order it was easy to add in days, and lines to separate them all.
This is all the same information as the original except now it includes visual hierarchy, symbols and white space.
I asked my friend how the itinerary worked for their holiday. They told me that is was so much easier to use than anything they have previously used. They also told me they kept showing off their well designed itinerary to people.
Can I help make your itinerary easier to read!
$50 will get you a similar travel itinerary.
Finally after some time I have an identity ready for print. Speaking of which the files have all been uploaded to the printer and going to be printed and delivered within the month! That should be exciting to see it all!
I have put in an order for these items:
- Sticky notes (like post-its)
- Stamp (self inking with just logo in black)
- Outdoor Banner (90.2 cm x 50.8 cm)
- Return Address stickers
These items should all arrive by the end of the month. I got a good deal and get all these items for just under $50 delivered to my door. I save heaps because the company was doing free uploading of designs.
I will photograph the items when they arrive. Another full identity done by Kassandra.
I was recently asked to design a poster to sell Mad1’s puppies. These are adorable mini-foxies. After taking around 200 photographs and getting about 10 useful photographs the old saying that photographers should not work with animals has been proven once again! I was designing with the idea that I wanted a “standard” community message board poster but with a more appropriate visual heirarchy. I am tired of seeing for sale posters with the largest element being the words “for sale”! So here is the poster:
The other final touches were the names the family have been calling the puppies and the words mini foxies were included in with the phone number. (I have grabbed a phone number off a poster like this but when I got home I totally forgot why I grabbed the number). I also finished off the poster by trimming along the vertical lines between the phone numbers and also perforating the horizonal line making it super easy to tear away the phone number. So far (one week later) one puppy has been sold!
When I studied photography at university we were asked to photograph under various lighting conditions. I decided to take this experiment one step further by setting up an experiment with coloured material, daylight exposure settings and various lighting conditions. The aim is to SEE how light affects colour. When I did the class I created a book with spreads that looked like this:
After finishing university, with some free time on my hands, I have completely redesigned the whole book. The following image is all the spreads (scaled) with the concept, conclusions and title (larger).
Photography by Kassandra
Title and spectrum “decoration” created in Illustrator
Layout in InDesign