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Hey All,

Here’s the cause:

“Unfortunately your submission Reggae Gnome Fest – Print Flyer Template isn’t quite ready for GraphicRiver.

Additionally, we have some extra feedback for you:

The flyer design looks interesting although a bit more work is require in the typography here.

You need to clean up the design a bit more, organize the elements and improve the typography layout design.”

Here’s the flyer:

Any suggestions?

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Foxxy_CZ,

I think you’re getting closer to a design that will be approved by Graphic River! :) One of the things that bothers me about this is the website. If I were driving by I wouldn’t be able to see it as clearly as the rest of the text on this signage, due to its size.

Maybe making it larger and positioning it to the right of a left aligned logo area at the very bottom would work?

I’d try that and see what happens. For some reason, I’m also thinking you may want to make all fonts uniform in this (1 font max); but I’m not so sure.

Anyway I hope some of that helps!

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twisteddna,

I think Dfinepixel is on to something… I’d give those suggestions a shot!

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Foxxy_CZ,

Okay, after looking at this and thinking for a second I believe I may have some input for you.

1.) It looks very simple and plain. (although with all of this minimalist design focus it’s not a bad thing)

2.) It lacks areas for certain information, and the information itself. Typically when people are selling houses, condos or other living spaces, they provide: a.) the name of the person to contact; b.) an area for the business logo, c.) website and other info if needed.

So what I would do if I were you is keep the general positioning/layout. I like the upper/lower area space.

I like the colors but I would change the way they are used to show much more contrast between the two areas of information. What came to mind was taking that lower area and making everything between the upper and lower grey lines, grey, instead of white. Change the phone number to white. Underneath the phone number provide an area for a website and/or other information (in font size smaller than the phone number)

Move the “A flat for sale” and house image up a little. I’d say completely get rid of those colorful tab like things at the very top. Underneath the “A flat for sale” and house image should be text stating “CONTACT JANE DOE.” I’d center/justify the text across the entire span of the left edge of the upper text and right edge of the house image.

I think that may work better for Realty signage.

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twisteddna,

I don’t know… For some reason I’m wondering what it would look like if you changed the black to a crimson red with a light crimson red to dark crimson red gradient. I bet doing that along with replacing that white name area with a piece of tape that’s angled in the same angle you could make those icons & contact info, would really spruce this up…

The idea came from your paint splashes… Trying to keep everything messy yet uniform & organized.

Kind of simple. Color change, 1 element change, and angle/position change. Hopefully that’ll get your gears turning! ;)

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wallfish,

I kind of like this logo. The symbol’s shape reminds me of a “modern” take on stylizing the head of a wrench. I could see people into construction, repair, and other general maintenance services want to purchase this.

A suggestion. Why not take out the “O” in “Octobold” and use your symbol as the “O.” I wonder what it would look like as a completely horizontally focused logo.

Put your thinking cap on. There’s a lot you can do with this concept.

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twisteddna,

I’m a little confused as to how these banners will work on the web. Perhaps you can create an image showing us what they would look like when hosted on a website. This would better give everyone an idea of how they should function and what the aesthetic value of your items truly is.

From your response to SomethingDesign it seems that these banners are ones consisting of shadows, duct tape, page flips and more. These can be different from other banners I’ve seen, but I am still curious of how they function (design-wise) in a website.

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shamcanggih,

An interesting dilemma. What I would suggest you do in a situation like this is offer the company to purchase the rights to an edited version of the mascots you’ve already placed here. Just as long as the two version are not exactly alike, you can retain the mascots you are selling on Graphic River, and sell the rights to a completely different set of mascots (although fairly similar), to this company.

Simple edits like changing certain colors, sizes of objects/elements etc, can provide you with a means of pleasing all three parties involved: yourself, your buyers on Graphic River, and this company…

Make sure the price you are selling to the company for is one that is beneficial for you. When thinking about this price I’d suggest doing one of two things:

1. Multiplying the total sum of hours spent on developing the product by what you feel you should be paid per hour.

or

2. Researching what companies pay other Design Agencies/Companies for similar products and craft your price according to industry standards.

There’s also the secret number 3 which is charging them whatever you feel your products are worth to you.

In the end, your decisions regarding this will pay off one way or another!

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shahafyakov,

Greetings! I think this flyer design has potential. However, like SomethingDesign pointed out, it is similar in layout/composition to many of the flyers Graphic River currently hosts. I’d suggest seeing what it looks like to place the main title “Costume Party” above the model, and lowering the model’s position to where your lower text divider can crop off the lower portion of her body.

Doing this still keeps the elements centered, but just not in the same position as many of the other flyers created by designers on Graphic River.

Another thing to try out might be making smart objects out of all of the diamond-shaped, gradient areas in the background, and dropping in different models wearing different costumes. This, in combination with removing the main model from the image and focusing more on typography could work out very well for a composition like yours.

Food for thought.

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hawkmax,

I like the way you matched the colors of their outfits with the colors of the typography! Very nice touch and very good design. Subtle and fitting.

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