I am the worst for starting a new project and then leaving it half finished so I get it when people struggle to keep the momentum up with their yearbook projects. You’re studying for exams and it’s hard work! To help you stay creative and in control, I’ve been putting together some new design tutorials for you to try your hand at whilst you’re waiting for your year group to complete their profile entries. There’s no reason why you can’t get started on your other page types in the meantime so if you fancy creating a hilarious quotes page, a playlist or infographic, do keep in touch and check this blog regularly. Don’t worry if you miss a post, you can also catch up by visiting allyearbooks.co.uk/ideas
For now though, here are my sure fire ways to stay creative and keep up that awesome yearbook spirit:
Carry a notebook and pen with you wherever you go so you can make a note of interesting ideas that bounce into your head at random times!
Take regular breaks. A fresh eye will help you see your page content clearly so if you’ve spent aggges on something, have a little break and a cup of tea and come back to it later. I’ll be just as you left it so pace yourself and give yourself room to breathe.
Listening to music helps me complete most tasks. If you’re feeling stressed out, put on some tunes, dance like a crazy person and you’ll feel much better!
Break the rules and be super creative and see what happens. If its a horrendous mess, you can always keep elements you like and rethink othersMost importantly, don’t give up 🙂 Lots of projects get passed from one editor to the next as people drop out or lose interest. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, just message us and we’ll see how we can help you wrap things up quickly and get your book off to print!