So for New Years, rather than creating a cliche resolution, I decided to embark on a personal design journey.
As a designer, I spend most of my time looking around and critiquing every piece of visual material I see. Whether it's a flyer for a business, a menu at a restaurant, a logo, a billboard, whatever's there, I'm judging it.
Usually while I'm judging the typeface at the coffee shop, I'm thinking about how I would make it better and redesigning it in my head.
Starting this year I will be redesigning a piece every time I see one that I think could use a spruce. When I first thought of this challenge I wanted it to be a daily redesign, but between my full-time job, freelance work, and the fact that I spend roughly 2 hours a day in rush hour traffic, I've amended the project to keep my sanity in tact.
Plus this is more of a personal journey anyways, so who cares.
THE RULES (LOOSELY ENFORCED BY ME)
I have to redesign something preferably every week, if not more, and post the before and after results. Bonus points (awarded by me, in the form of lattes) if I send the redesign to the owner of the original piece.
Naturally, I'm sure there will be days I miss, in which case I'm sure I'll come up with a valid excuse and will make it up by designing two. (maybe)
I've been thinking about this project for a while, and I'm excited to get started! If anyone has any suggestions or submissions (because I know so many of you are reading this) let me know!
As always, stay away from comic sans, kids.