Beginning of the End at Collective

There hasn’t been a ton to do after Easter, but there’s always something to help out with at Collective! With the start of the Badass Lady Preachers series, I’ve been searching for different Sunday Facebook event graphics that fit each week’s theme. The only thing that’s really stopping me from completing it is figuring out what my supervisors see for their own vision (or what represents each theme to them). This is something I usually take some liberties on, and it’s nice to see some of my “edgier” Facebook graphics on the page as well as my own interpretation of the theme being sent out.

We’re also figuring out how to create a monthly calendar of Collective events to post outside in the lightbox. Jess (one of my supervisors) and I have been swapping ideas back and forth, and we were (finally!) able to figure out a monthly calendar with small strips of event names on each day. Rather than going through too much work by creating a calendar from scratch, I pulled a free template from online and I am customizing it from there. This includes adjusting the length, size, color, type, holidays, and days for the month of May. I understand that working from scratch can be helpful when first starting to learn graphic design, but when it comes to very standard pieces like calendars, I enjoy some leeway and time-choppers. Especially when everything ends in about a week! This will make it much easier to work¬†within dimension boundaries and adhere to Collective branding. I’ve said it before, but it’s¬†always a great feeling to see my work approved and displayed.

2 thoughts on “Beginning of the End at Collective”

  1. Certainly helps speed things along when you can start with a template. Make sure you check the terms of sharing though. You need to make sure you give credit when it is required. Usually stuff is under some variation of a Creative Commons license.

    1. Not too long ago there was a Sunday Graphic that was tough to find a stock photo for, so I decided to look on Flickr and read through what each creator required for crediting their photo. That, and if they’d even let you use the photo AND modify it. I almost wish I had settled for a generic stock photo because of how strict Creative Commons can be. I’m definitely not complaining about it because I don’t want what I’ve posted online to be stolen, but it’s forced me to be much more cautious about what I use and modify.

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