I first carried out a basic online search for existing graduation cards. From this research I was able too see what is already out there in terms of – design and content. I collated the best ones that I came across below.
Many of these designs caught my eye because of a variety of reasons. The designs have a very simple concept about them, but are executed well in terms of their design and layout which make them visually exciting. This is something I will need to consider when creating my own range of greeting cards.
Something that also caught my eye amongst these designs is the intricate detail put into it as they are handmade, which gives them more value. I prefer the idea of creating a series of handmade graduation cards, however many aspects need to be taken into consideration before making a final decision.
The next stage was for me to look into graduation cards designed digitally and gain more ideas for my own designs.
When researching into digitally designed graduation cards I noticed many of them were e-cards. As well as this a lot of cards I came across were also created to be able to manipulate and add your own images and texts. Again this form of manipulation and content adding makes the card personal however the idea of a hand-crafted card seems more memorable. This again is something I will look into more when deciding on how I intend on creating my greeting cards.