Awhile back, I thought I was going to write a post about getting out of a design rut, but I just couldn’t quite write it. I did lots of research and found some great ideas. The one that probably works most often for me, like in this instance, is “just show up.”
It’s true. If you show up and get started, projects will get done, even if it is a painful process. Sometimes, you just have to power through.
In this case, I needed to make a flyer for our Halloween event, A Night at the Museum. I just couldn’t come up with anything attention getting. I laid out the type pretty much like you see here, but the rest was flat. I decided to sleep on it and see if any great ideas came to me the next day. Nope, only one last desperate attempt by adding some dark clouds. And they helped add some depth and set the mood. I sent it out with a plea for suggestions or other ideas. Bats, those were the only suggestion. And now here it is. Not too bad.
Now, I’m not saying this is the most fabulous design for this flyer, but it was an improvement from what was previously done. And, those putting on the event were pleased. That’s a win in my book.
My designer takeaway: Keep showing up.