“with all the respect that i have for you, i have to say that this is very sad to see a member of envato, taking part in a thread which is somehow some way disparaging the whole of us”
Oh, sorry if you read my posts as something against the community. I wrote it with the viewpoint trying out new things. If your file has been approved and is for sale on the site, there’s definitely nothing wrong with it.
But if people are looking for ways to bring in different buyers or offer something different, its worth discussing what different clients are looking for
I just really love talking about design and helping people with design questions. No other intentions here
I can imagine it’s hard to design without a client, but it’s also important to be true to your style. Creating a unique portfolio and finding your place on the marketplace is very rewarding. Everyone can learn to improve the way a file is used, even if the styles are completely different.
Perhaps you can experiment with putting the text on different layers so the item can be used for as much or as little information as the buyer needs?
Getting out and becoming familiar with the businesses is also a great idea. For example, I don’t go to the gym, but if I wanted to make a pamphlet for a gym, I’d like to make something that fits the clients needs. So, I would go to my local gym and take an existing pamphlet to see the information they need to include. The same is for business cards, but it’s a bit easier because we all know the information you need to put on a business card.
A business uses a flyer like a business card. Promoters will give them out to people they want to see at the club that night. They don’t have time to explain everything, so all the information needs to be on the flyer.
Another thing to think about is the person looking at the design.
- What would you like to know if someone said “lets go to the yoga studio tonight”?
- What would you like to know if someone said, “let’s go to the club tonight”?
- What would you like to know if someone said, “it’s my birthday tomorrow and you’re invited”?
All of these are print templates, but the information people need is a bit different each time. Some need lots of information, some don’t need much more than a time and a location
when i look at a flyer i want to see
- 1.who presents
- 3.drink specials
- 4. whos the dj
- 5.is it upscale or is it (hood)lol
- 6.date (make that number 1)
- 7.maybe the host
- 8.maybe dress code ….those are some examples
Thank-you bigtrini76, this is really useful information. In communication design, the information is the first priority. A fancy flyer will draw people’s attention, but without all of the information the client won’t have a very good marketing tool
models not Included It’s also worth noting that the models are only included in the download if the author has a licence that allows them to include the photo in a stock item. 99% of the time the model is not included. This will be written in the item description.
For further information on what you can and can’t include in an item, you can read the following article – https://help.market.envato.com/hc/en-us/articles/203269510-What-assets-can-I-use-in-my-items-#assets-main-download
This help article has some really useful advice for Logo Templates https://help.market.envato.com/hc/en-us/articles/202501504-Logo-Templates-Submission-Requirements
There’s a page with FAQs about the Licences, if you’re still unsure after that, our friendly Help Team will be able to help youhttp://graphicriver.net/licenses/faq
Here’s some information from that page
“If the end users need to pay to see the end product, you need an extended license. As long as the end users can freely access the end product, the regular license is fine.”
Update: It looks like people with AdBlock running will sometimes have images not show up for them when they browse the site. We can’t pinpoint when or how it happens, AdBlock has its own way of flagging images it won’t display (perhaps because your items are web banners?), but I’ve instructed the team to check their browser settings the next time they review
Thanks for your patience and understanding.