As promised in my Oktober Fest case study, I’m going to be discussing my process for preparing custom dielines for print. The setup is very simple and can surprisingly be done in just 7 simple steps.
One of the first questions potential clients and other designers usually ask me is what my design process is like. This series of graphic design case studies is aimed at answering that question. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the development of my design and illustration projects from the concept stage right through to production.
In this first instalment we’re going to be looking at the Oktober Fest beer label that was created for the Barn Door Brewing Co. This was the first label I designed for them and really set the tone and style for the entire series. Lets get started!
Over the past year and a half I’ve been fortunate enough to work on over a dozen beer and cider labels. In the process I’ve researched hundreds of the competitor’s labels and have decided to share with you my top 50 favourite beer labels for your inspiration. Enjoy!
Ever have a fellow designer show you a trick or tool that make you realize how wrong you’ve been doing something for years? Of course, we all have. It’s a brutal feeling, but in the end your grateful for the time that will be saved in the future.
If your like me, you are curious about other designers and their workspaces. Well, today you’re going to get a full tour of my home studio and the design tools I use on a daily basis.
If you’ve given hand-lettering a try for the first time you’ll know that it is definitely harder than it looks. Mastering the craft takes years of practice and studying the different type classifications and letterforms. Who has years though right? Luckily for you, I’ve developed a method that will save you a ton of time and allow you to hand-letter any font like a master!