Here is the project in Word, that I designed it in.
Process: I wanted to send a message to an audience of students to inspire them to reach their full potential. I love the analogy of a door to reaching our potential and unlocking the talents and potential within us. I found an image of a door that I liked and a few quotes that went along with that analogy. I placed the image in Word and began creating text boxes for the title and quotes. I created a nice line against the quotes that would follow the line under the title to draw your eyes down along the three quotes. I added circles next to the title to repeat the circle pattern from the door hinges. I put the colors green, blue and orange in the project to add contrast with the split complimentary color scheme. I also added contrast between the title and body copy with different fonts and sizes. I also added contrast with the fonts between the quotes and their authors. I took a screen shot of the picture, saved it as a PDF and also as a JPG.
Critique: I received wonderful critiques from two classmates and my instructor. I was advised to align the orange line with quotes by extending the quotes down to the bottom of the line. I was also advised to make the quotes larger in size so they were more easily read from a distance. I was advised to contrast the quotes and their authors by changing the font of one of them to a serif. I feel all these increased the tastefulness of my project and I am very grateful for their help. There were a few other little things that were suggested that I decided to not change.
Links to image: http://www.cgtextures.com/
Font Name/Category: Title: Engravers MT, modern Body Copy: Quote-Helvetica, san serif Author-Engravers MT, modern