Woh! We are already HALF WAY through our first ever
Pitch A Papergang competition! With so many entries already, our design team has decided to pick out their favorites so far and give some creative advice to those who are still yet to enter!
Don't know what the competition is or how to enter? Simply click the big ol' button below, or follow
@ohhdeercompetitions to always be updated of when we have a new competition out!
As this is an Instagram only competition, you can spy on other peoples entries by checking out the hashtag
#designapapergangbox. THE BEST SO FAR...
DESIGNING YOUR BOX - TOP TIPS
We chat to our design team (the people who choose the winner!) about sharing some creative advice when it comes to designing your own Papergang box... Get some pen and paper and take note!
“The boxes are aimed at our core audience, who love art, fun (aren’t afraid to be a bit unusual) and contemporary stationery which might accessorise with their lifestyle. Ensure you think the work you’re putting forward will resonate with that audience. ”
— Jamie, Creative Director
“Try not to plaster the same artwork across all formats, if your original artwork doesn’t suit as a pin or card, create something new that still suits for the submission. Try and picture yourself receiving your box - 5 things with the exact same artwork on it might be a bit repetitive, so present variations of your work ”
— Maddy, Content Coordinator
“Design something you’d be excited to receive through your letter box, pretty much what Maddy said...keep the artwork varied but all within the same theme! ”
— Chloe, Creative Artworker
“Think of the item your artwork is going onto. For instance, an enamel pin is something you may have on your bag every day, so make it fun and considered instead of something boring that you designed last minute ”
— Amy, Designer
“Illustrators and designers have the tricky job of walking the line between creating original and exciting work, but also being able to apply their designs to products in a way that has commercial appeal. It’s important to find your own voice, but you also need to be objective about whether or not you would buy it. For example, a lot of beautiful illustrations make the most amazing art prints, but don’t work well on greeting cards or notebooks. If you’re not sure, ask people who you consider to be your audience. If we’re not sure about a design, we often get the office to vote on it and voice their opinion ”
— Jade, Lead Designer
CHECK OUT THE POSTS BELOW FOR SOME INSPIRATION ...
Good luck guys and well done to those who have entered so far!
Competition closes Monday 26th March 2018
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