Librarian Design Share

inspiration for library creatives


January 8, 2013

Image Out

This gives you a good idea about how I approach designing flyers…from the image out.  



All of these images are Microsoft clip art that I inserted into a Publisher document, and then just started working around with colors, boxes, and fonts, while keeping my audience in mind.  I usually make at least three prototypes and then ask for input from colleagues before making a final decision.

So you guys tell me, which of these designs works better?  Don’t pay too much attention to the text just yet, nothing is final.

For the original Publisher files of any of the above, email April Aultman Becker.

Hand-lettering and Sketchy Goodness

Change in Library Hours AnnouncementAs you can tell by the header on this website, I’m a sucker for sketchy designs and hand-lettered fonts. I don’t get to use them very often when creating visual materials for the library, so I decided to sneak them into this announcement slide on our library website. is a great source for free fonts, including handwritten styles. The ones used above are Claire Hand (from Dafont) and Chalkduster (which I believe comes standard with most computers). The clock is a modification of a sketch from Flickr user Xv.

For the original Photoshop file, email Veronica Arellano Douglas.

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