Sayenne Schoute January 11, 2020 Flyer Designs
A well thought out, well-designed flyer should be:
~ Eye-catching–enough to make people stop and take an interest in reading it.
~ Targeted–the flyer needs to speak directly to the audience you’re targeting.
~ Informative–people should know what the flyer is advertising and where they can find out more.
~ Convincing–the flyer should get people excited about your product, service or event.
If your flyer has a busy background image, it can be easy for text to get lost in it. This is an opportunity to introduce some functional design elements to your flyer. Try overlaying shapes over your background image and adjusting the transparency so some of the background still peaks through. That way, your text will be able to pop without the background image being obscured.
Illustrations can make a flyer design feel inviting. But creating an illustration in a pinch and within a budget can be tough–unless you do it yourself using icons. Think of a scene that illustrates what your business does. Then, arrange icons on your flyer like you would arrange stickers.
You can use a QR code as a CTA to encourage readers to find out more about your business, to get exclusive offers, or even to enter a contest. They’re easy to work seamlessly into your flyer design–just make sure to include a short description in case the QR code doesn’t work.
Consumers like to know what they’re getting. That’s why it’s a good idea to include a big picture of your product–or even use it as a background image for your flyer. ust make sure that the text stand out against the background. Using bold, blocky text can help. You could also overlay your image with a transparent color filter.
Less is always more, except when it’s not. You can use lots of different brightly colored shapes to help break up information heavy flyers so that they are easier to read. Use shapes to help highlight testimonials, quotes, icons, or important information about your business. Stick to basic shape and 2-3 colors to make sure you don’t overwhelm your reader.