Early on last month, Alicia, the freelance writer and video host behind the travel and dating blog AliciaExplores.com, got in touch with me via Etsy. She wanted a clean media kit fitting her branding and with the “wow” factor — always a nice ego boost when someone says they think your work has that factor! (No sarcasm there, it really is.) I was given the usual information and some not-as-usual gorgeous photos to work with — I’ve really lucked out in that regard lately, getting clients who can provide amazing visuals; I absolutely love working with beautiful photos, and staring at Alicia herself for hours wasn’t a hardship, either.
Up until I designed another photography-heavy media kit on Monday, I hadn’t felt quite as happy designing anything since I did this one. Which I’m still incredibly pleased with. I think it’s one of my most — and best – magazine-like media kits, and if you’ve been here before, you know I’m rather obsessed with print design. It was joyful how easily this media kit design came together.
Isn’t she beautiful? I may have developed a tiny platonic crush on her face while I was working. (Sorry, Alicia!)
You can click for a bigger version (since I haven’t widened my content area just yet) — though not as big as the original, which was A4, if I recall correctly. They’re usually A4, 8×10 or 8×12, always at 300 dpi. Designing for PDFs and possible printing gives really large files. It’s been… interesting trying to figure out how best to present them on a blog/portfolio. I still haven’t picked a way. I’m open to suggestions/ideas/opinions!
Hope you like this one as much as I do!