I used Malayalam MN for the headers, and Bodoni SvtyTwo ITC TT-Book for the copy. I chose those fonts to make the copy tight in Microsoft word. *Please use fonts that are corporate in nature, not plain, just professional. That way the cop orate done is juxatposed to the illustrations.
THIS IS IMPORTANT: I do NOT want this to be too heavily designed. I want it to be a design that is whimsical yet have corporate attributes, and the design should lead the reader to the next panel.
*IDEAS* You have all established your design style. From here take the following into account. The designs need to clean and professional. I like thinner rather than thicker illustrations. I see the design on the cover as being artfully wrapped around the other panels so the "fairytale" theme is consistent. *HOWEVER, there has to be a nod to corporate America. I already have one of the largest Worldwide Corporations waiting to see this brochure. So please make the fairytale-ish without going over the top, while using the font and icons to represent the corporate style.
*PLEASE do not let the design dominate the copy.
Some of you have used the colors straight from my website, I DO NOT want those colors to be used!
* My website is going to be changing*.
!!!!!!!! And due to the logo colors being Pantone colors, they are very intense. If you do use those colors in the design, including in the logo, try and mute it down a bit, if possible to be closer to the web colors.!!!!!
Everyone please read your comments and also, if you can read the other's comments, so you can improve your design.
My feedback: I like a clean design, which for me means some white space. I like profession thinner rather than thicker illustrations. I LOVE and NEED the first sentence "A While Ago …"etc to be LARGE. That is the hook. I also prefer icons to represent the words onsite, online, and phone (or whatever I wrote). I need the list of topics chart to be easy to follow at a glance. It too can use icons to represent 3 months, 6 months and 1 Year.
I am really impressed with each of your designs and can't wait to see how you translate this feedback. That's going to be what helps me choose the winner.
Email with your questions. NOW I WANT TO GET INVOLVED. Email me. Good Luck!