Recycled Ideas 再生創意

Annual Giving Luncheon Invitation

invitation design

I am not sure if I want to write anything about design today. I am not in the mood for anything since my Nio Nio passed away. She was my only family in the United Stats, and after she's gone I never felt so lonely and alone in this country before. I tried to make my self preoccupied so I won't think about her so much. This weekend I reorganized my website and updated my portfolio. This project at least helped time gone fast, when life without Nio Nio's company.

The invitation design above is the latest project I've done for a fundraiser luncheon for Ringling College of Art and Design. The die-cut and folds create a pop-up dining table when the card opened. This idea was initially proposed for another project Town Hall Platinum Dinner. However, the client from the Town Hall chose the rather conventional concept instead. I was disappointed. Then this fundraiser project came up and I thought this dining table concept would be even more appropriate for it. There were some unexpected issues during the printing process and the other fun concept was eliminated; but I am still very happy with the over all result, so does my client.

I have an idea book that collects all my eliminated ideas. I call it idea recycle bin. If an idea was not chosen for this client, it might be the way it meant to be because it probably will be more suitable for my next project and client. It's also an inspiration for more new ideas.

See more about this design here.

自從妞妞離開之後,我一直沒有心情做任何事。除了每天必需的工作之外,我的創作力降到最低點。尤其是到了週末,我一個人待在家,只會一直想她一直哭。為了讓自己忙碌,我把一些設計作品重新整理歸類,同時更新了我的作品集網站。在沒有小妞陪伴的日子,做這類繁瑣的事情至少可以讓週末的時間過得快一點。

上圖的邀請卡是為了瑞格林藝術與設計學院年度募款餐會所設計。卡片打開時會有一張3D的餐桌凸起。這個概念最初是為了另一個活動的餐會邀請卡所提案,可惜之前的客戶選擇了比較傳統的邀請卡設計。當時我蠻失望的,不過沒多久就遇到這個募款餐會的案子,我想這個餐桌的概念或許更適合這個新的案子。儘管在印刷的過程中發生一些問題,不過對於最後的成品我還算滿意,我想客戶也蠻喜歡的。

我有一個本子裡面收集了我的一些被客戶淘汰的概念和創意,我稱它為我的創意回收箱。我想一些創意在提案時被客戶否決,不代表它不好,只是因為它並不完全適合這個案子,也許用在下一個案子會有更好的效果。當我需要靈感的時候,我也會翻翻這個本子,許多被淘汰的創意再經過修改,會再生為更好的設計作品。因此,不要因為一個創意被客戶否決,就把它棄如敝屣,也許它只是一顆需要再加工琢磨的明珠呢。

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