Doctor Who Postcards | Skillshare Projects

Jessie Wyatt

Web & Graphic Designer



Doctor Who Postcards

My sister has been hinting around for a few months that she wants me to make Doctor Who postcards for her Christmas present. I took her up on the challenge and plan to make a series of five posts cards all containing quotes from the series. I figured we would both benefit - as I would improve my skills and she would get what she has been bugging me about for months.

The postcard I am going to focus on in this class is the one with the phrase: "Bowties are Cool" I wanted the postcard to be fun, retro, and resemble a toy package design from the 40s and 50s. I searched pinterest to gather images to help me in this endeavor.

The Moodboard:

First Sketches:

The word I wanted to focus on was Bowtie. I wanted to make the design fun, retro, and to contain bowtie elements such as the bowtie shape, dashes, and polka dots.

I still wasn't happy with any of these choices so I kept on sketching out some ideas.

I decided that I wanted to go with a sans-serif for the word Bowtie and add some elements to make it stand out:

Ultimately, I wanted to put the word on a curve and add some bits and bobs to make it even more fun:

In the end, this is the design I chose and I'm super happy with how it turned out. It is fun and still represents the bowtie elements I wanted to include:


I first tried to ink everything all at once, but that turned into a big mess when I went to digitize that. There were too many little details running into one another. So I put it on two different layers.

Adding Color:

Looking back at my moodboard, I wanted to choose colors that are retro, fun, and visually interesting.

Here are some initial color applications. I'm really leaning to the top right one, but I'm still not sure if I'm going to add the polka dots to the design.

Next I'm going to tweak the colors and start adding texture!


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