I'm so excited to share the completed media kit that I designed for BeauXOXO accessories based out of the U.K. (I shared a peek a while ago). Georgie (who has the best name), the founder and creator behind this small business, was a DREAM to work with. This was my first serious foray back into the world of freelance graphic design after a hiatus of mostly designing for myself, so I consider myself very lucky to get to work on such a fun job right off the bat! I have to say that I've become one with InDesign which is very exciting (there was quite the learning curve as the last layout program I worked with was Quark Xpress! Most of the work I'd been doing in recent years was for the web, so, no layout program needed.)
Anyway, I loved getting to design something for "print", even though it will probably be mostly viewed online... but I love the publication format. Even if you're "flipping through" online, it still feels like you're looking through a real magazine. Speaking of, you can flip through the media kit on Issuu (my favorite online virtual publisher) here. (Did you know that Issuu also has an app for Android and is releasing one for iOS as well! You can view all of your favorite Issuu publications on your phone easily!)
Here's a glimpse of the spreads. Georgie initially sent me inspiration images to get a feel for the look she was going for: japanese-inspired kawaii, girly, glittery, a little bit vintage, with lots of color. I was inspired by design elements in a Japanese fashion magazine I picked up while in Little Tokyo in L.A. last year... kind of a scrapbook-y feel (think Masking Tape), but still clean and graphic, so that the gorgeous photography that Georgie supplied me with could really stand out. I loved the challenge of taking A LOT of text and images and putting it all together in a cohesive yet fun way.
Here are some details:
I'm looking forward to designing more for others! If you are looking for any design services, whether it be for the web or print, or maybe you'd like a media kit of your own to really make your work stand out in a professional and beautiful way to hopeful clients, I'd love to help you out! No job is too big or too small and I love working with small businesses. I also do website design (I designed our Kitschy Digitals site) and I could connect you with a good developer to make your site work smoothly. You can contact me at thousandclowns AT gmail for more info!
Be sure to follow Georgie and BeauXOXO to be in the know of any new products! She has a new line of velvet bow headbands (SWOON) that are PERFECT for the upcoming fall and holiday season (check out this gorgeous photo shoot!)! And remember that Georgie makes everything by hand, herself, and she is honestly one of the nicest people I've met online (no hyperbole, promise). The perfect person to support during the holiday gift giving season. Connect with her here: Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Instagram / Pinterest / Tumblr
I embedded the Issuu flipbook below... click on it to view full screen.