Objective: Conceptualize and develop designs for an event invitations of your choice. The invitation should utilize interesting papers, have unique and complex die, matching envelope, and must meet the specified technical requirements.
Requirements: Research various event types that have the need for a formal printed invitation. Complete brainstorming exercises to develop the concise concept for the event.
Develop a mind-map and narrative to form creative direction for your creative brief for the event and gather a collection of images and type specimens which you feel will best serve your design.

Technical: The invitation must contain the following:
• Use of at least 3 folds.
• Must use one or two other techniques eg. Foil, Emboss, Die cuts.
• Meet USPS First Class standards
• Appropriately sized envelope
• Include RSVP and RSVP envelope
• Digital files completed
Reference Images
Slit Animation Test
I felt that adding a slot animation component into the design would add an element of surprise for the user. I explored how to create this optical illusion. This is an early print test of the effect, after achieving the desired effect digitally
Early Exploration
Color Dummy

Final version of the slot animation, showing Guo Pei's signature moving towards the viewer.

Print Layout Dummy
To make sure that the final layout in the Illustrator document was correct, I made this miniature dummy, to visualize the final construction.
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