Cecil Megens January 11, 2020 Flyer Designs
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.