If you are interested in creating professional-looking materials for your studio, I highly recommend the Print Shop software. Using Print Shop, I’ve been able to create everything from business cards to brochures to assignment book covers to newsletters to recital program covers and more! The possibilities are endless! There are higher end programs available, but Print Shop is much more affordable and easier to learn.
Here are a couple samples from my own collection:
Assignment Book Cover
Recital Program Cover
In upcoming posts, I plan to share some specific design tips that I have learned from other desktop designers that have helped me immensely in developing an ability to design materials that look attractive and adhere to good design principles. One tip I’ll give you to start off with – start picking up brochures, pamphlets, flyers, etc. and notice what you like and don’t like about the design. What catches your eye? What looks confusing? Does the information flow clearly?
The most attractive design can be rendered useless if it takes away from the message. Remember, good design must always be subservient to the message that is being communicated.