Havin’ a Ball

I was asked to create a two page spread for this year’s Trinity Ball Guide by the editors. It was a very last minute ask so I only had half a day to turn it over. I wanted to do a ‘What’s in your Clutch’ Guide, combining quick tips with drawing and design.

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Above is the final piece, if you notice an odd gap or strange placement, that was to allow for the magazine binding! As it was a saddle stitch, there would need to be a 3mm excess left so the words/drawings didn’t disappear into the margins.

Each drawing was done on my Wacom tablet and then imported as a .png file into InDesign, where I places and designed the layout. The drawing of the objects took the longest to complete as there was very little written copy I had to think up. The background was in-line with the rest of the feel and design of the magazine, sparkling lights and cool tones. Overall, for a very quick last minute job, I don’t think it could have gone any better!

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This is how it came out in the final, online and print issue. The magazine was given out to the thousands of Ball-goers. You can view the full publication here

I ended up following my own guide and going to the ball with a clutch full of plasters and coins!


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