Last week I received my first free lance contract for the Toronto 3D printing company Selftraits. They’re opening up a second location on Queen St. and wanted to cover the large storefront windows until it’s ready in December but also wanted to attract the interest of people walking by (it’s a very busy location) with something a little bit more eye catching than newspaper.
They knew that they wanted a red balloon backdrop (they saw something along these lines on pinterest) with white THIN (don’t ask me why) writing because those are the company colours – and it needed to include a “coming soon” tagline, their website, instagram, and hashtags.
I worked from 3:30pm-1:30am that night and learned A LOT:
- It’s extremely hard to write backwards
- Drawing straight lines on a window is also difficult
- Window markers wipe off easily (great for mistakes, not so great for that perfect line you just finished)
- Having 2 other people and a hand pump to help blow up balloons is definitely necessary.
- If you don’t want someone looking over your shoulder and changing the final design as you’re drawing it… make sure the 2 people helping aren’t your client.
Overall I am really proud of my first gig and hope for many more learning experiences to come 🙂