Posted 06.10.2015 @ 1.15PM
Some sort of "velvety" feel might make some sense, but first and foremost it's a travel app, so that needs to come out first, then the "luxury" part...
Take a look at the high-end travel magazine, and the ads in there, probably a good start.
Posted 05.10.2015 @ 4.14PM
I think none of it conveys "travel" to me. Why black? Black isn't a colour I would think of when thinking "travel".
I'd take a look at some great travel campaign/promos, and deconstruct what works about them, and also take note of any features that might be common across all/many of them, that might really help to convey "travel" in their style.
Posted 28.09.2015 @ 7.01PM (Edited 28.09.2015 @ 7.01PM)
I would probably first take a step back and work out what area exactly you want to return to work in. Comms, marketing, events... and design? Do you want to be a "jill of all trades" who is just "so-so" in a number of areas, or do you want to improve your skills in the area that you really want to re-enter the workforce in?
With VERY few exceptions, good visual designers are not marketers, nor vice versa. You really are talking about two very different industry segments and skillsets.
Posted 28.09.2015 @ 6.23PM
Well in regards to technical skills, you're not going to learn more than what you can find for free online. One of the major issues when interviewing graduates from the majority of "design" courses was their lack of technical ability.
Now in terms of some of the core design principles, some of the better courses can give you a good grounding in those areas, and I'm sure others here can likely point you in the right direction on that.
But do note that you are not likely to have a better chance of employment simply because you have a "diploma", it's about what you can do and being able to demonstrate that, both via a portfolio of work and being able to "talk the talk" in an interview and if you get an opportunity somewhere.
Posted 06.10.2015 @ 10.30AM
@Dave - I wondered that too, but I felt black could be appropriate given its luxury accomodation. Having said that, a velvety or more 'lush' black, rather than a hard and flat black might convey that idea better. @ Wenmac - have a look at how black is used in luxury brands (this link has some examples: http://ianvadas.com/index/). A good trick is often to dial the colour back just slightly so it's still strong, but a bit more refined.
Posted 11.08.2015 @ 12.30PM
@Dan, sorry I can't give a lot more information at this stage but I can confirm I'll be typing a single word, one letter at a time. Unfortuantely keynote doesn't allow live text editing in presentation mode. I've also tried a text editor in full screen mode, but unfortunately the formatting tools etc are still visible so it's not appropriate for this situation :(
@Dave that's an interesting idea looking for parallels with webinar tools. I'll look into it.
Posted 28.05.2015 @ 10.24AM
it would not get anywhere near as much media attention for that though @dave which in the modern art world therefore making the pieces far less valuable...