Hey InsectoDesign, I’ve moved this over for you To avoid this in the future, please make sure you’ve selected the correct category and subcategory when uploading items.
Very nice design btw
I’ll have to flag your comment now per forum policy and need to state to anyone else reading this that the appropriate thing to do should this happen to one of your items is to open a Support Ticket.
Thanks, and best of luck with sales!
It also depends on the type of design you’re doing as well. The format of the design should just be another tool at your disposal – the canvas of your painting. The size (standard, non-standard, large or small) should be considered based on your design and message more than on what is standardized. Presenting a design in portrait or landscape will affect the message.
The only real plus for sticking to standard sizes is saving money when it comes to printing – which is why I think it usually IS a good idea to include a 4×6 (seems to be the most common and cheapest for buyers to print and distribute) – but don’t get stuck in the 4×6 rut. Also keep in mind other factors that may limit your audience and possibly turn buyers away from your item.
Something else to consider is using unique sizes and/or special printing techniques. I’ve seen a few designs that deviate considerably from the standard print sizes, but the flyer category could use a some mixing up as far as sizes.
I rarely see flyers setup for die cutting, embossing or separations. Flyers don’t have to be square, and I’d love to see some crazy high-end flyers with incredible die cut options – for those buyers that want to invest in a decent print job.
Let your design dictate the format, but always try to include something practical.
Interesting discussion… and ironic how GIF has made a comeback.This talks a bit about Twitter’s use of MP4s http://www.neowin.net/news/twitters-gifs-are-actually-mp4s
The 80% file size reduction is kind of impressive. Perhaps it’s just me, but it seems like a little overkill.
Mockups make everything look amazing, it may help to post picks of just the design itself.
Nexa (although a good font) seems to be getting seen quite a bit. Try to mix up your typography a and make the card a little more unique. You may also want to consider working with the design on the back a bit more as well.
The colors look good as well as the overall layout, but again providing just the design for feedback may get you some better responses.
Thanks Madalincmc, I hear you loud and clear. Mistakes do happen and whenever we can spot something like this in the forums we all do our best to make sure everything is right. This is why it is so important to reach out to the community. We are all here to push each other to grow – and to learn from each other.
Reviewers are still here to offer advice and high quality feedback – but the forums are the proper place to address this in order to keep the queues moving quickly – and everyone happy.
We should all feel free to post our items in the community before or after a review to ask each other how we can better our work.