"Design & Inspiration"

Building Eye Catching Covers

By: Mike Stephens, Senior Graphic Designer at Milestone Yearbooks Have you ever heard the expression “Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder”? It’s been around in print for nearly 200 years, and it shows that design has impacted viewers for a very long time. In the world we currently live in today it’s one Building Eye Catching Covers

Categories: Design & Inspiration, Themes

Creative Ways to Celebrate Grads in the Yearbook

By Nicole Hammond, Professional Development Trainer Graduation day is arguably the most important moment of a senior’s entire school journey. We know just how big of a disappointment that is for the students, their families, and the staff who put their hard work and time into planning for everything to come together. That includes the Creative Ways to Celebrate Grads in the Yearbook

Categories: Coverage, COVID-19, Design & Inspiration, Storytelling

3 Free Resources to Help Fill Your Yearbooks

3 Free Resources to Help Fill Your Yearbooks By Nicole Hammond, Professional Development Trainer How did your school cope with the virus? What was distance learning like? How did the students react? What creative ideas did your community come up with? In our previous blogs, we shared some ways our current advisers are covering the 3 Free Resources to Help Fill Your Yearbooks

Categories: Coverage, COVID-19, Design & Inspiration

Back to Basics – Layout and Design Rules

By Nicole Hammond, Professional Development Trainer Designing a layout from scratch can be daunting. But, by employing a few simple rules of design, the process becomes much easier, and enjoyable! While there are hard and fast rules for layout and design that focus on the items you should pay particularly close attention to, don’t forget to use Back to Basics – Layout and Design Rules

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Mastering Image Size, Resolution, & File Types

By Nicole Hammond, Professional Development Trainer Ever baked an amazing cake to take to a potluck and had people rave…about the oven you used? “Wow! This cake is incredible! You must have a really fancy oven.” (said no one ever!) Yet, everyone assumes that an amazing photo must have been taken with a FANCY camera. Mastering Image Size, Resolution, & File Types

Categories: Design & Inspiration

We’ve Got It ‘Covered’

By Nicole Hammond, Professional Development Trainer Cover Check! The cover is the gift wrap on the present you have worked so hard to create all year: your book! But it’s so much more than just a gift wrap. The cover plays a very important role in every year’s creation: It builds anticipation for what is inside! It We’ve Got It ‘Covered’

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Yearbook Theme Ideas

Tired of brainstorming and just want to pick a yearbook theme already? We feel ya. Below are some ideas… Mascot/School Colors ____ and Black Attack [Mascot]book [Mascot]gram [Mascot] Unleashed #[Mascot] A [Mascot] ’s Tale Anatomy of a [Mascot] As Good as Gold Bear Necessities Bear Tracks Causing an Uproar Caught Red-Handed Central Time Diary of Yearbook Theme Ideas

Categories: Design & Inspiration, Themes

Make Your Yearbook Theme Stand Out From The Crowd

WHAT’S A THEME? Any good yearbook will have portrait pages, club photos and sports sections. But a great yearbook will use a single element to tie all those sections together to tell a story. The element that’s used to hold all the different parts of your yearbook together is called the yearbook theme. The theme Make Your Yearbook Theme Stand Out From The Crowd

Categories: Design & Inspiration, Themes

Ten Content Ideas for Senior Books

What group is more deserving of its own yearbook than the senior class? Special senior books are a great way to give seniors the send off they deserve, with content catered to and about them, and it’s a token of their time spent in high school that they will keep forever. If you’re considering creating Ten Content Ideas for Senior Books

Categories: Coverage, Design & Inspiration, Personalized Yearbooks

Yearbook Cover Design

When it comes to yearbooks, people WILL judge your book by its cover. We’ve compiled some important tips to help you create the best yearbook cover design possible for your project. 1. Be aware of the wrap zone and crop zone. This will help you avoid unwanted whitespace. 2. Keep important elements such as text and faces Yearbook Cover Design

Categories: Design & Inspiration