Mr. Michael Delahunt

Graphic Design 1 & 2
Design Stationery

Deadline: Wednesday, December 12th.

Stationery is every company's way of telling others who they are. Often, designers and clients underestimate the power they have over the perception of others when they create an organization's stationery. Rather than thinking in terms of producing stationery that reflects the way a company sees itself, think along the lines of "How do they want others to see them?"

It's considerably easier to push the associations between perception and reality with stationery than it is in real life. Someone who is part of a two-person company who shows a well-designed business card can leave its recipient with the same (or better) impression than someone else who shows a card from a multimillion-dollar corporation.

Search for the best possible visual layout with color, imagery, typography, and paper to tell the world who the client is.


Assignment: Choose one of the companies for which you designed a logo in the previous assignment. Now, incorporating their logo, design three different layouts to propose for each of these three elements of the company's stationery:

1. letterhead -- 8.5 inch x 11 inch sheets for letters

2. business-size envelopes -- 4.125 inches x 9.5 inches

3. business card -- 2 inches x 3.5 inches





Complete and hand in your 3 letterhead designs, 3 business-size envelope designs, and 3 business card designs, as specified above by: Wednesday, December 12th.



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