Hi designers! I’m super excited to share a behind the scenes look at my current workflow for planning publications. You’ll see the tools I use – including my custom storyboard – in client meetings to quickly plan out the content needs for a magazine and how I use this plan to quickly start the design process.
This method has been life-changing for:
- Client meetings where we are just starting the publication planning process
- Quick mockups of layout options
- Highlighting what content I have available and what I still need
- Working out different content flow options
- Client sign-off and approvals
There are links and other helpful goodies below!
STORYBOARDS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS:
↠ Plan your client photo books before designing them
↠ Create a high or low fidelity mockup of your portfolios
STORYBOARDS FOR DESIGNERS:
↠ Plan all content aspects of your publications such as magazines, programs, bulletins and more
↠Create a high or low fidelity mockup of your portfolios
STORYBOARDS GENERAL USES:
↠ Print a blank version of the template pages and hand write your content plan
↠ Use the divider lines to plan available ads sizes, images, text content and more
↠ Drop in photos for a high fidelity mockup
↠ Use colored rectangles to mark ads, images and placeholders
*IOS only. Try Microsoft’s OneNote for other tablets. It lets you insert a PDF and write on it in a similar fashion as GoodNotes.