My freshman year of college, I was asked to design two banners for a campus ministry retreat. The theme was travel with the slogan of “Oh, the places you will go.” I drew the suitcases and map background in Photoshop, using filters to add a travel-worn and vintage feel.
However, since it was my first semester in the graphic design program, I still had a lot to learn about Photoshop and typography. I revisited the old designs my senior year with the goal of updating the typeface and making the background less distracting. I used actual pictures of maps in the background and changed the typeface to something less stiff while keeping the original illustrations.