A Measure of Happiness Card Front

Monday Makeover: Menu to Greeting Card Design Wish: A new concept Client: Myself Challenge: Make this concept relevant for today. This month’s makeover, I wanted to redesign a project I had from college. The original assignment was to design a menu by hand.I used calligraphy for the hand lettering, as you can tell, calligraphy was not my favorite class. The art I used dry pastels. I mounted the images on red poster board.  I like the words for the menu,… Read more »

Tall Aspen Magazine Ad makeover 1

Monday Makeover: Magazine page layout Design Wish: update for 2014/2015 Client: Myself Challenge: Re-design magazine layout that is relevant for today. This month’s makeover is my own. A few weeks ago I posted a #TBT class design project from 2005 to Facebook & Twitter. I wanted to challenge myself and update the magazine layout for 2014. The original assignment was to develop a 2 page, side by side, layout. This challenge I came with 2 design prospects that a very… Read more »

New MT Fuju menu

Originally posted on justnoami.blogspot 8/12/2013 and wanted post for this Monday Makeover. Monday Makeover: Restaurant Take Away Menu Design Wish: Re-design or update menu Client: Mt. Fuji Hibachi and Sushi Bar Challenge: Create a brand Identity for the menu A well-designed menu is a marketing and merchandising tool, and it will help you sell your product. While working in corporate, a client came needing to freshen up their menu. The client wanted to have a look all their own and… Read more »

Hobby Lobby Eblast spec ad designed by Noami Foster

Originally posted on justnoami.blogspot 7/21/2013 and wanted post for this Monday Makeover. Monday Makeover: Holiday Gift Guide (Re-Mix) Design Wish: To one day design for Hobby Lobby Potential Client: Hobby Lobby Challenge: Create a Holiday Guide full ideas for the winter & holiday season. As a graphic designer there are some opportunities I want to cross my path. One of those opportunities is designing for Hobby Lobby. This time of year, Hobby Lobby will bring out their Halloween decorations, Thanksgiving… Read more »

Speakout logo branded

Monday Makeover: Logo/Brand design Re-Design: Update the logo with a sophisticated look. Client: The Speakout Challenge: Attempt to change the identity of the brand. As a freelance graphic designer, you encounter clients who for whatever reason, will not follow through with the designs you come up with, it just happens. Today’s Monday Makeover is about re-designing a logo that would re-brand the events company. original The Speakout logo The client wanted to refresh their logo to be more sophisticated. The… Read more »

Monday Makeover Logo

Today’s Monday Makeover is about videos and using YouTube or Vimeo as way to promote your product or service. The number of people you can reach is a huge. Which is better,  spending 2-3 minutes watching a video or spending 15 minutes reading text, plus you can put your video almost anywhere on the web to gain more traffic to your site. It is on my to do list for The True Colors Collection and for onejdesigns. Below are five… Read more »

Jazz Sunday Email Ad

Monday Makeover: Jazz Sunday Re-Design Never had a design to begin with, but had a performance already. Client: Shadow Theatre Company. Challenge: Come up with a print & digital campaign for Jazz Sundays. A few years ago, I had the opportunity to work with a local theatre company in Colorado. The owner was in need of creatives to promote their new “Jazz Sunday” to begin in February. The only online presence the company had was a very small website and… Read more »

Final flyer with images of people, family, kids

Monday Makeover: Movie Flyer Re-Design: Holiday Play Flyer. Client: Write Between The Eyes. Challenge: Redesign a flyer that would print in 12 hours. I was contacted by a local theatre company that needed a sudden flyer change. By background in media has taught me to think quickly and expect sudden changes, that’s how I treated this particular challenge. When I saw the original flyer (Above) it seemed chaotic and not uniformed. The main copy did not make sense, in fact,… Read more »

bridal shower thank you card with watercolor flowers

Monday Makeover: Design Miscommunicated. Re-Design a Bridal Shower invitation. Client: Name changed for privacy, we will call our client Alyssa James. Challenge: 24 hrs. to come up a Bridal Shower invite, E-blast and Thank You card. As a designer, it is important to LISTEN to what the client is asking for. Don’t assume anything, ask for clarity if you have to. So I got a call from a friend of mine, if I could help a friend of hers, who… Read more »