brooke.bargowski got their new banner ad by running a design contest:
Funny, half-page banner ad for a Signature Improvement guidebook
Check out brooke.bargowski's Banner ad contest…
Art & Design
My product is an informational guide & workbook that teaches people to improve their handwritten signatures. The target audience is adults that dislike their current signatures and/or have an interest in creating an elegant, sophisticated signature - especially those that have an interest in pursuing overall handwriting improvement, penmanship, lettering, calligraphy, etc., but who may be intimidated about getting started. Please check out the site at createasignature.com for more information and get a feel for the design of the site.
What's your vision?
Hello designers! I need a banner ad for a Google AdWords Display Ad campaign in the following size: 300 x 600 The concept for the ad is to play off of people's insecurities about their signatures in a light-hearted way, and to let them know that my product is a guidebook to improving their signatures. Contest Guidelines: *All submissions must incorporate a CTA that says "Shop Now" and the display URL "createasignature.com".* Step One - Choose your favorite tagline/concept from the following options: 1. "Has your signature looked the same since you learned how to write? Learn how to create a signature you love." 2. "Signatures: the only skill you can still be bad at after decades of practice. Stop the madness. Learn how to create a signature you love." 3. "Does your signature make you feel 20 years younger? Let's fix that. Learn how to create a signature you love." 4. "Does your signature belong on your parents' refrigerator? Let's fix that. Learn how to create a signature you love." 5. Create a better version of the following Pin, and add the text "Learn how to create a signature you love.": https://www.pinterest.com/pin/828451293924791430/ Step Two - Get creative, and design imagery to support your chosen tagline. Imagery should reinforce the message of the tagline (poke fun at bad signatures). Make sure the imagery is unambiguous, so that viewers know we're talking about handwritten signatures (not email or digital signatures, etc.) Step Three - Incorporate the product's cover image (attached). Bonus points: I don't yet have a physical sample of the product and therefore cannot provide product photos. The final product will be a 3-ring binder (1 inch thick, sized to hold 8 inch x 11 inch paper), with the attached cover image ("blue_cover") printed on the cover in landscape orientation. This means the binder will be opened from bottom-to-top, rather than from left-to-right. I have included 3 pictures (attached) of a mockup binder. Designs that include this binder with the "blue_cover" image photoshopped on will be given preference. I will be available throughout the contest to answer any questions. Please don't hesitate to ask for clarification if needed! *Note: Responses will be slower than normal on Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving).*
Use of stock images is acceptable, but please be mindful of cost. Upon delivery I will request all working files (PSD) along with a JPG 150KB or smaller.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Banner ad starts at £39.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their banner ad.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
brooke.bargowski collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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