Ava Steltenpool January 11, 2020 Flyer Designs
Include patterns, put a frame around the content or use graphics and type in an unexpected way. A clever bit of flyer design or an element of surprise will help to draw the customer in to see what you have to say.
Icons – those simple vector graphics that you see everywhere–are handy for packing meaning into a small page. Because they’re simple and recognizable, you can use icons to reinforce (and sometimes even replace) text in your flyer design. Icons can seem overwhelming if you’re new to design, but once you understand their purpose icons are super easy to use.
Icons can also be used to represent different options offered by your business. Look for a simple icon that illustrates your option, and differentiate the options by using different colored flyer background.
Don’t be afraid to pull at those heartstrings—even if they’re not directly relevant to the business, flyer design with cute images can help to grab attention and give people all the feels.
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.
While it may be tempting to hop onto the latest marketing trend and use whatever social app is making the headlines right now, sometimes tried-and-tested tools are the most effective—like flyers. The shiny leaflets handed out on the street—that often end up in the next trash can—still have a place in today’s marketing campaigns.