Graphic Design Process Example
To create better and more consistent quality designs, it's important to follow a process. It's important to remember that every designer's process is different, you can tweak steps to better fit your "flow" :)
For a starting point (and maybe some new tips!) check out the sample project below:
A graphic design process example! At this point in the project we have:
Met with the client, filled out a creative brief for the project and determined our final goals of the project. We’re designing wedding invitations, so it’s less about the audience and more about the bride’s preferences!
We’ve created a mood board to visualize the creative brief. Watch that video here.
Next we do some sketches to come up with a few ideas for layouts. We also reference the mood board for any ideas we want to try out.
Then we hop into Adobe Illustrator and start executing our ideas! You may want to take breaks, and come back. Remember: Your first ideas are usually your worst ideas!
At this point in the project you would send a few versions to your client and discuss your process and make revisions, etc.
Next send the project in for print! Make sure you have all of the important information within the design and you have a proper bleed setup.