Thursday, March 26, 2009

yikes

Apparently, my banner is a "design disaster." There's a number of people who agree. I threw it up in my JillHannah Etsy shop just to get some quick feedback, and "design disaster" is the consensus. Pisswrinkles. Part of that is the fact that, for whatever reason, the text is coming out all pixely. I don't know why and I don't know how to fix it. But I'm also getting comments about the colors not meshing and "design disaster" isn't something people are saying cruelly or lightly.

So what the hell should my banner and shop redesign look like? I don't have money to spend on professionals who will also take the time to really research my particular market and product and what will best connect the two. Hell, I don't even know if there are any real marketing-psychology trained designers out there. There should be. But for my little tiny business purposes, I just want something that gives the feel of both the wallpaper business card envelopes and the snarky cards. Like the name does. The name is perfect. I want a look to match.

Brainstorms, people!!!

5 comments:

a. said...

Suggestion: try some wall in place of the sky..?
You'll get there, love.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

I'd go with product photos. Perhaps you can photograph a card with wallpaper envelope then edit it (picnik/photoshop) to read the shop name instead of the greeting.

If you keep what you have-change the sky b/g and the font for certain.

JillHannah said...

Maybe once I get some decent product photos (Ryyyyyyyyan...call me baaaaaack) that will be the perfect wonderful easy solution. Really lovely idea. Thank you.

Wuv woo, Amy.

Glorious Hats said...

Well that is amazing, looked so good small. In the shop it somehow took on a more formal look - definitely not Off the Wall style.

Is there some way to make the shop name at least the Off the Wall portion look like it is bouncing off a wall, or riding on wall paper that is peeling off? Maybe too busy, but an idea to try.

Interesting following your progress with this. So appreciate you sharing it.

JillHannah said...

I like that, too, GloriousHats! Not sure how to do it, but very cute/clever, which is my style...

Thank you for following it and being supportive! It helps a lot!