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chrisatlemon says

Hmmm, I think I must have spent just as much time on the presentation of my new brochure item is on the creation of the actual item itself :) So I decided to ask my fellow authors: which type of presentation do you prefer?

Sample one:

http://www.lemon-digital.com/temp/preview-blue.jpg

Sample to:

http://www.lemon-digital.com/temp/preview-red.jpg

These will have different layout options, so will probably have to add more elements than just the main view. Here’s another option just for reference:

http://www.lemon-digital.com/temp/preview-red-alt1.jpg

Thanks three input :)

Cheers

Chris

PS: should this be an item discussions? I was unsure!

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chrisatlemon says
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chrisatlemon says

I’d just call it a “bus stop ad”.

Surely there is an “official” definition…

These people seem to agree:

http://www.toxel.com/inspiration/2008/10/03/creative-bus-stop-advertisements/

:)

Chris

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chrisatlemon says

Apart from the padding towards the outside I also think that things are to bunched together. Give them more room to breathe, create some space between them.

Then, also, take care aligning the different elements. For example the “Movember Discount” on the medium-sized banner seems a little off, maybe try placing it In the vertical Middle between the header and the server rack.

Additionally your banners are very simple. Simple items really need perfection in every aspect. Positioning, detail, lines, choice of font, light etc. I don’t think it’s quite there in these respects.

Hope this helps

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Chris

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chrisatlemon says

There are a few things money can’t buy. Health is one of them, the other is having a fulfilling job/life doing the things you love to do. I was at a crossroads 10 years ago where I had a cushy job with a good salary and I could have gone on for the next 40 years … But I really hated What I was doing, it just wasn’t me.

I took the risk, left it behind, and simply started doing what I loved. I now make twice as much money as a did then, I live in a fantastic place with great quality-of-life and I met my wife and started a family.

Best decision ever even though it seemed completely crazy at the time. Even thinking back now the decision seems crazy, but at the time for some reason I just got so boneheaded, I just had to follow it through.

Now whenever I get pessimistic, fed up, stressed out, I just sit back for a few minutes look around myself, where I am, what I do, what I’ve achieved and where I could be if I hadn’t. That makes the optimism return very quickly.

There’s nothing like doing what you love all day long :)

Cheers

Chris

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chrisatlemon says

As long as the quality is there I don’t see a problem with the quantity. A bigger choice of quality products can never do any harm. It’s only when quality reduces and quantity increases that we will have to worry :)

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Chris

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chrisatlemon says

If you’re trying to emulate the Apple you need to use crisper and clean lines. The current Apple brand is all about thin and crisp lines, in your design there are many smudged and blurry lines. Somehow that doesn’t go together…

I think the overall quality can also need a little improving. We see a lot of worse files here so definitely stick with it. But if you’re going for photorealistic then some of the reflections and gradients need more work.

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chrisatlemon says

Lenova for $300?

And your link goes to some sort Indian jewellery site?

I think you need to try bit harder, that’s a pretty poor effort, even for spam…

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chrisatlemon says

The thing is that honestly I wouldn’t know what to do with these. Maybe that’s just me, but there’s nothing that makes me say “wow, these are cool” ... Or I couldn’t think of anything to do with them.

Remember that you have to provide useful images others can include in their designs, or just things which really look great. I can honestly say that I could not find any use for these … But again, maybe that’s just me, I can of course not speak for everyone

Just my $.02 :)

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Chris

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chrisatlemon says

Honestly I haven’t studied so much what’s on the market for presentations but these look really simple to me. Remember that you are selling mostly to other designers here, and these really have very little to impress.

Cheers

Chris

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