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Annual Report Design 2010

Discussion in 'Graphic Design & Logo Design Critique:' started by davewill, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    alright guys and girls, hope you dont mind me sharing this but its the first annual report ive done and i was really pleased with how it came out. Sadly I work as a 1 man design team so I have no other designers to get feedback from so I thought you guys could play that part.
    Muchas Grasias.

    dave will design: Albany Investment Trust: Annual Report 2010
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  2. I really like that, especially as im from Liverpool too :)

    Really well done :)
     
  3. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    Those pictures you took look pretty good. But the bar chart in that pdf-ish image is kinda horrible, especially those heavy shadows on the green bars.
     
  4. berry

    berry Active Member

    mmmm..........mixed opinions
     
  5. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    Thanks for the feedback guys,both good and bad. Harlequin, where abouts in Liverpool do you work? Onartis, sorry about that image, it was 3 screengrabs I put together coz I was in a rush. What is it u dislike? The colour? The style? The layout? I'm not always a fan of drop shadows but this is a close up of something that in real life is only 40mm high so on an a4 page it's much more subtle.I'd be interested to hear your thoughts tho.
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  6. Kevin

    Kevin Senior Member

    Now, I don't know much about the printing world but:
    • I can't imagine that the shadow is suddenly gonna look better on paper.
    • The text might not look quite as huge on paper, but it's still cramped inside that bar
     

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  7. I work from home, in Kirkdale, just by Stanley Road. Im only just setting up as a graphic designer, only done 2 jobs so far lol, currently doing business courses and getting funding from blue orchid (really good).

    its good to know there are some other Liverpool designers on here, always good to have contacts.
     
  8. Anagoge

    Anagoge Senior Member

    I agree with Onartis. The drop shadows look pretty bad. They're not necessary at all. The overall layout looks great though and the photography is stunning. Well done to whoever hired Lee Carus!

    Another Liverpool designer here, by the way (Kirkby).
     
  9. Awesome :) there seems to be a few of us here :)
     
  10. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    thanks Onartis for taking the time to put your thoughts together, i do appreciate all feedback. the drop shadow was used because the client wanted to keep the green and grey tones but felt that the green didnt stand out enough, and although the client is not always right, i feel like as a designer you should pick your battles so the drop shadow was used! i do take your point tho guys so thanks.

    and yeh harlequin/anagoge, theres at least 4 scousers here as i noticed a newbie post in the welcome section last week saying he is from liverpool. did u both go to uni here?
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  11. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Mind yer motors people....
     
  12. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    haha, as soon as i saw typo had commented on this subject i knew it was gona be an amusing line rather than a constructive critique of the annual report!
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  13. self taught, so unfortunately i didnt get to experience student life lol.
     
  14. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    well thats not a bad thing, no debt for starters, plus most of what i learnt was on the job anyway! uni was just a bit of paper i needed to give me a better chance of getting jobs
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  15. Thats what most people say, plus im self employed so that shouldnt be too much of a problem as most self employed/freelancers said they have never been asked about there qualifications. I would still like to get it one day, but all funding has been cut for adult learning at the moment so i cant even get the btech needed lol
     
  16. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    so how long have you been self employed? do you work from home or a studio?
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  17. Im currently in the process of setting up. Ive done a few jobs and have a regular client, but yeah im still quite new.

    I currently work from home, but my dream would be to have a studio.
     

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