Topic: Some Backlog
There's nothing like the feeling I get when I open an advertising flyer or a magazine and find some of my own work as part of the promotion! I did some contract work 2008 to 2010 for CardMaker Kit-of-the-Month and still occasionally find one of my designs in the advertising.
Here are some of the ads that show cards I designed:
So, how did all of this work?
I was contacted by one of the staff to see if I was interested in designing for them. When I said 'yes' they sent me a kit of supplies from one of their recent releases. I used these supplies to make a range of cards along their theme and submitted them to see if they thought my work was acceptable.
When it was my 'turn' to design a kit they would send two full kits of the supplies that the customers would be getting. I designed ten to twelve cards and sent scans of them. The coordinator would tell me if there were any changes they wanted (use more ribbon, change the audience to children, etc.) and designate which eight they wanted to purchase.
I would then white up complete and detailed directions for those cards and send them in along with the original cards.
The company then printed the directions, patterns, and photos of the cards in a booklet which was then distributed with the supply kits to their subscribers.
Over the next few days I will be showing the kits that I designed for. In the meantime, here are the cards I made as the initial samples by which my work was judged.