Design Challenge of the Week: Deconstruction by Mahieu Spaid

This week I was working on a project with one of business client and found a few challenges.  My Client runs more than one business and I work on more than one project at a time.  The challenge - a limited number of pictures available.  Getting quality product photos can take a lot of time and money.  My client just needed a marketing piece created so that they could send them out right away.  Time was a factor.  How did I create a quality piece based on what was available?  Cropping became my friend.  In design, sometimes you just need to see part of the picture instead of the whole picture.  If you can't get that perfect shot, then yes as a designer you're going to fake it.  Applications like Photoshop can help you crop, bandage or even alter aspects of the photo.  Just remember to save a copy of the original photo on your folder in case things didn't turn out the way you planned.  Luckily, I only had to use one program - InDesign to crop and recreate a design element in the company logo.  One photo turned into three different pieces to improve what the Client had available to use.  The main reason I wanted to share this experience of this project was to help you see through a designers eyes.  One photograph is really full of multiple objects and elements that can be used to create one unified piece.