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.
Couple weeks before I also had made some mock-ups for the card which turned out quiet crafty.
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.
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.
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:
This is the final design for the front, and the one below it is the back side.