Author Topic: Tips for Working on Tough Projects  (Read 2010 times)

cindyreynolds

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Tips for Working on Tough Projects
« on: March 18, 2014, 02:50:34 pm »
When you're working on a project that seems particularly hard, it's good to do a few things.
  • Go back and remind yourself what is the purpose of the project or the key message.  Does the piece accurately communicate that message or purpose?
  • Open the project and take a step back... look at the big picture and make sure you have a solid focal point. Remember your design elements and principles... Are you utilizing the golden proportion? If their hierarchy in your text?  Do your visuals match the message?
  • If you find something doesn't go with the project, take if out or move it off the page. That will allow you to focus on what's RIGHT in your design.
  • Once you have eliminated the distractions, enhance the right elements with classic design principles that you know will work.
  • From there you can get more creative with the layout.

Hope these help you work through your tough projects. Remember, if you get frustrated, sometimes the best solution is to take a walk, take a shower, or take a nap and them come back.  Who knows - you might have a stroke of genius when you least expect it.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2014, 02:53:17 pm by cindyreynolds »