New Dentist Tri-Fold Brochure

For this post I have prepapred a new tri-fold dentist brochure. The design was created by combination of Adobe InDesign, which is best was desktop publishing such as in this occasion.

The logo was created using Adobe Illustrator as it is a great tool for vector works.

Some small adjustments were done using Adobe Photoshop.

The topic is “Dentist” is tough one as I don’t know a person who likes going to the dentist, but that doesn’t mean there is no need for a dentist brochures.

At the beginning I knew I had to create a name and logo for my mock-up dental practice. I wanted to create business cards, t-shirts for a staff and maybe some branded items such as mugs and maybe cups for customer’s toothbrushes.

The image below is illustrating my search for ideal logo and name.

I was happy with my logo and I really liked the name. In this stage I could proceed to the brochure design itself.

By creating this work I was thinking I will overcome my personal fears of dentist.

As a professional I have also created some different colour version to my design.

I wanted to see how the text would look in white, therefore I have also created one version with white text.

I was very keen to use my logo while creating business card for the members of te staff working at the clinic.

Every company should offer a branded company T-shirt I have also created these.

The cards are bit bigger than in real life size, but that would be hard to see the design, therefore I have decided to make them bigger for this very reason.

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Skin Care for men Advert

For this post I am trying to follow the same theme. I have done a beauty products advert for women and now I have decided to do the same for men.

Thy style of the advert is the same, just the product and colour combination is different.

After creating this one I discovered that the word shampoo is too close to the graphics. The colour were also too ininteresting so I decided to change that too.


These adverts are usually used in the magazines. I wanted to have mine in one of those too.

Beauty products advert

For this post I have decide to continue with my packaging theme. I have the products, but I need to advertise them. I have created some mock-up adverts which would go into magazine or something similar.

Everything had been created using Adobe Photoshop.

After posting the advert I discovered I can still improve so I changed the paragraph to justify last left and also made the bottle bit darker.

Art is always work in progress and I see the design in a same way.

Now the real thing, the actual magazine.

Anthophila is scientific name for a bee.

The Honey bee is probably the best-known bee around, but over 270 species of bee have been recorded in Great Britain. Honey bees and bumblebees live socially, led by a queen and serviced by male drones and female worker bees.

Solitary bees tend to be smaller and their family unit is made up of a single pair. Although lots of solitary bees can be found in one area, they operate alone. Bumblebees are distinguished by their large furry bodies and species include the black and-yellow striped Garden bumblebee and Red-tailed bumblebee. Solitary bees include mason bees, leaf-cutter bees and mining bees. The Wool-carder bee strips hair from plants to weave its nest, while the Red mason bee lives inside hollow plant stems and holes in wood.

Since 1900, the UK has lost 13 species of bee, and a further 35 are considered under threat of extinction. None are protected by law. Across Europe nearly 1 in 10 wild bee species face extinction.

The outlook for bees right now is quite bleak – and their drop in numbers is a sign of the plight of the natural world as a whole. Across society, we often undervalue nature and what it does for us. The truth is, if we want an economy that provides for everyone’s needs in the long term, we need to look after our natural environment. Our politicians need to understand the importance of protecting the natural world – and protecting bees as key players in it. We’re optimistic we can make a difference – see what you’ve already helped us achieve so far.

New skin care range

During the last few posts I have been exploring packaging. With this post the theme is the same, but it is not a food.

I have picked skin care products.

Lately I have done few post featuring honey and bees. With this post I am returning to the same theme. Everything you can see been created in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

“Honey is the oldest skin-care ingredient and has been used extensively for both medical and skin-care purposes,” confirms Neil Sadick, MD, the very skin-serious founder of Sadick Dermatology in New York.

If you’ve got skin issues, honey’s a great go-to because it tackles many of the major ones: “It has antibacterial properties, anti-inflammatory properties, and it nurtures the skin. Honey’s particularly suitable for sensitive skin,” Dr. Sadick says.

You might not think of the thick, sweet stuff as a salve for breakouts, but honey’s antibacterial powers are so strong that it can help acne. “Honey has a very low pH, so a lot of bacterias cannot survive in honey,” says Carla Marina Marchese, the founder and beekeeper behind Red Bee Honey. “It’s about a 3.5 on average on the pH scale, and a lot of bacteria needs to thrive in closer to a 7 on the scale.”

Healthy Lunch Club Poster

This new post is about a poster I had to create for Healthy Lunch Club. I had to complete this task very quickly so I had no time to spare.

The general idea was to create something quite simple and interesting. These are the ideas I came up with.

It is for a protected housing association with limited budget for printing and so I couldn’t go very crazy with colors.

The color palette I have used had been colour picked from the photographs. I prefer this method I don’t want something over shouting the photographs I wanted something to complement the images and supporting them, help them shine.Before I started I have done some basic online research based on the same theme.

The software used is Adobe InDesign, which I found ideal with this kind of work. The font used is Lato I interchanged it using Bold or Regular to help attract the attention between the text highlighting the most important information.

To start with I was using circles shapes for the individual photographs, but later I have decided to change it to rectangles as with the circles I was cropping the image

and for the food it might be better to display as mach as is possible.

With this idea I had to change the overall look as the previous setup wouldn’t work.

I also rethought the order of the photograph and changed it from horizontal to vertical as that seem more natural how to display menu , from starter to desert.

I hope the organisation will be happy with results of my work/designs and their costumers will enjoy the meal too.

Above you can see the other versions I did. Below you can read about the main dish.

Cachupa (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐˈʃupɐ], Cape Verdean CreoleKatxupa IPA: [kɐˈʧupɐ]) is a famous dish from the Cape Verde islands, West Africa. This slow cooked stew of corn (hominy), beans, cassava, sweet potato, fish or meat (sausage, beef, goat or chicken) is often referred to as the country’s national dish. Each island has its own regional variation. The version of the recipe called cachupa rica tends to have more ingredients than the simpler, cachupa pobre.

New Beetroot and Flaxseed Bar

With this post I am continuing with my healthy theme. I have used the same design elements as with the previous products.

The color theme I was trying to keep in the same color as the actual beetroot which in this case is pink.

The software used is Adobe Photoshop.

An introduction to beetroot

Like many modern vegetables, beetroot was first cultivated by the Romans. By the 19th century it held great commercial value when it was discovered that beets could be converted into sugar. Today, the leading commercial producers include the USA, Russia, France, Poland and Germany. Many classic beetroot recipes are associated with central and Eastern Europe including the famous beetroot soup known as borscht. Beetroot’s earthy charm has resulted in its ubiquitous influence on fashionable menus and recipes. Its delicious but distinctive flavour and nutritional status have escalated it to the root you can’t beat!

Belonging to the same family as chard and spinach, both the leaves and root can be eaten – the leaves have a bitter taste whereas the round root is sweet. Typically a rich purple color, beetroot can also be white or golden. Due to its high sugar content, beetroot is delicious eaten raw but is more typically cooked or pickled.

Nutritional highlights

Beetroot is of exceptional nutritional value; especially the greens, which are rich in calcium, iron and vitamins A and C. Beetroots are an excellent source of folic acid and a very good source of fiber, manganese and potassium. The greens should not be overlooked; they can be cooked up and enjoyed in the same way as spinach.


 

A 100g serving of raw beets provides:
36 kcals   1.7g protein   0.1g fat     7.6g carbs2.5g fiber     

Historical health uses

The plant pigment that gives beetroot its rich, purple-crimson color is betacyanin; a powerful agent, thought to help suppress the development of some types of cancer.

Beetroot is rich in fiber, exerting favorable effects on bowel function, which may assist in preventing constipation and help to lower cholesterol levels too.

Research

Beetroot fiber has been shown to increase the number of white blood cells, which are responsible for detecting and eliminating abnormal cells. Red beetroots have been ranked as one of the 10 most potent antioxidant vegetables and are also one of the richest sources of glutamine, an amino acid, essential to the health and maintenance of the intestinal tract.

Other studies have looked at the effect of beetroot juice on blood pressure. A reduction in blood pressure is beneficial for the avoidance of heart disease and stroke. Studies state that nitrate rich foods like beetroot may help in heart attack survival.

Beetroot juice has gained popularity since Paralympic gold medalist David Weir announced that a shot of the juice was his secret to success.

I am slightly tweaking the design in those.

New Beetroot Crackers

I have done this packaging as continuation of the previous designs. I have chosen beetroot as seems attractive to me.

In reality I have tried beetroot crisps, but they weren’t very tasty.

I am adding a recipe, if you want to prepare it yourself.

I have notice the flaxeed, I have also created packaging for that one too.

Flaxseed Beetroot Crackers

  1. 100g ground almonds or Sun Flour.
  2. 60g grated raw beetroot (use a food processor or the fine teeth on a hand grater. …
  3. 90g whole flaxseed.
  4. 1tsp garlic powder or finely grated fresh garlic.
  5. 1tbsp herbs or spices, such as fennel seeds, herbes de Provence or fresh or dried thyme or rosemary.
  6. 1⁄2tsp sea salt

How To:
1.Preheat the oven to fan 180°C/Gas mark 6, if using.

  1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients with your hands to make a dough, but don’t overmix otherwise it becomes too moist.
  2. Bring the dough together into a ball and roll it between 2 sheets of baking parchment to a 3mm thickness. When rolling out, try and roll into a neat rectangle with straight edges as this will make it easier to snap off good-sized, evenly baked crackers.
  3. Keeping the top layer of baking parchment in place, gently mark the dough through the paper into 5cm squares with the back of a knife, without breaking the paper. Carefully peel back the top piece of baking paper.
  4. Transfer the bottom layer, with the scored cracker dough, directly onto the oven shelf, rack or dehydrator. (If using the dehydrator, dehydrate at 45°C for 8 hours until crisp.)
  5. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes, then check the crackers. The ones on the outside will be nicely toasted and golden, so snap these off and put to one side (they will crisp up as they cool). Return the rest of the crackers to the oven for a few more minutes, until also crisp and toasted.
  6. Leave the crackers to cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes, then finish snapping them and enjoy alone or serve with dips. These will keep for 1 week in a sealed container in the fridge.

http://www.hemsleyandhemsley.com/recipe/flaxseed-beetroot-crackers/

Vegetable Crisps Packaging

With this post I am continuing in line with other crisps I have designed the packaging for.

I wanted to do 2nd version of the same product. I have enlarged the veggie image a little.

I feel the slight adjustment helped to improve the overall look.

Fruit and vegetables are a good source of vitamins and minerals, including folate, vitamin C and potassium. They’re an excellent source of dietary fibre, which can help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent constipation and other digestion problems. A diet high in fibre can also reduce your risk of bowel cancer.

Apple Crisps Packaging

Today I decided to continue in my healthy snacks theme. I have done an apple crisps.

I wanted to do a small set of different designed packaging snacks, but want to keep it similar to each other so it would be easily called collection or “family”.