Yes, typography could be improved. Especially in first brochure. You use too many sizes.
Make sure your margins are equal, within boxes and on the pages. Example: on brochure 3 there are unequal margins on top and bottom plus within “What we do” box distance from top and bottom isn’t even.
For me the 2nd design is the best, but I’m sure you can improve your skills a lot more.
You will probably struggle with having your bc accepted simply because there are almost 13000 items already present there. This category is way oversaturead and reviewers reject all the design which are not unique enough.
Your biggest problem is typography. You use too many font sizes, to many different kernings and leadings. Your work has to present one, whole concept, now it rather looks like 6 different designs.
Don’t get upset, but these design would have better chance of being accepted 3-4 years ago, when category wasn’t that saturated. Nowadays those brochures look a bit too simple, there’s just text and few boxes.
I kinda like it, however I’m not sure if name on your back isn’t too close to the edges. But you can leave as it is.
On your front the alignment of surname, position and social media icons is a bit off, at least make all of them starting at the same vertical line. Also I like back of your bc better, front looks a bit weird for me. Good luck
It’s kinda difficult to tell. Basicly for all your questions “Yes” is an answer. However there are some factors making your decision difficult.
The most comfortable situation is when you make a simple design in Photoshop, so you can effortlesly export/remake it in another Adobe software. But that limits you to moslty raster designs, like flyers. Illustrator is like a halfway house between PS and ID. Plus you can export your work to EPS that will be editable in any vector software, and there are some good Illy alternatives.
InDesign is required for any items having more than one page or few lines of text. But, since it allows you to use advanced text editing features, it will be almost impossible to remake in any other CS software plus, whatever software you will find capable of editing InDesign files, won’t probably be able to maintain all text styles (and there can be tens of them).
Some customers will ask you to convert your file to another format, but that’s minority. If you find some kind of balance and figure out how to prepare your designs in all three softwares you mentioned, that’s huge advantage. Depeding on category, your customers will know softwares needed for editing your items. For example: customer looking for a flyer will most likely be familiar with PS, but nothing more; customer looking for a magazine will be working with InDesign effortlesly. It all depends on a category you’ll be posting your items in.
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Because of typography, margins and alignment issues.
There’s no need to use both serif and sans fonts on this card, stick to one of them. There’s also a bit too much sizes/weights.
Text infos are not aligned with icons and therefore have different dinstances between each other. Margins on top and bottom are different.
By typing “typography rules” in google.