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So the screens were a disaster. I don’t even want to show you guys. It was a nightmare. I sent Speedball an email about it with pics and everything to try to get some answers. Nothing back yet.

But anyway…on to the next challenge! Seeing as how it’s Valentine’s Day, I thought a VDay card would be appropriate, so that’s what I worked on all weekend!

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So I discovered today that when I set my Tumblr to auto update the next few posts over my busy weekend I somehow did it wrong, and as such I am a little behind. To make up for it…TWO POSTS ON WEDNESDAY!

But anyway, here is my post that was supposed to be on Friday.

Page layouts. Magazines and such. Not something that I have a lot of in my portfolio. Not for lack of ability to do it or anything, just not something I’ve done a lot of. That changes starting now.

I learned a lot doing this piece, mainly that I really have to work on my InDesign skills more. It took entirely too long to lay this out, and it’s a relatively simple piece. But, that being said, I did it the right way and set up my paragraph and header styles and everything is based on a 12x12 grid. I think it came together nicely.

The font I used for this piece is Quicksand from the site Font Squirrel. It comes with seven (7) weights and I used the book weight for the copy and the dashed weight for the header.

I’ve become a big of Font Squirrel lately. All of their fonts and families are free for commercial use, so I’ve spent a lot of time perusing them. Expect to see an article running down my tops on the site. You can bet Quicksand will be on it.

But anyway, without further ado, here is the full two page spread, minus all the fluff.

Let me know your thoughts, check it out on my Behance and please click the Appreciate button!

Next time, I design new two-sided business cards AND set them up to be screen printed! What? Crazy, I know!


Hello, readers, and welcome to The SkinnyD Challenge! This is a blog I will be keeping to keep myself working and creating. The idea behind things is simple. I will be creating a new piece every week and will chronicle the process on here. Updating every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I will show you the process from ideation to creation.

I can do this on my own, sure, but I feel like if I put it out there for the world to see you guys will keep me honest and on task. We will be starting bright and early tomorrow morning, so check back to see what I’m up to!