Things to remember when designing a calendar

When designing your calendar, the most important thing to bear in mind is that great images only are not enough.

You need to make sure that the photos, illustrations or graphic designs you select work as a whole. Also, the overall layout of the calendar needs to be coherent so make sure that you’re not working with different images formats or edit them accordingly. Not to forget, establish beforehand that your image resolution is sufficient and check out required sizes.

One of the most common mistakes people make is not paying enough attention to their cover. This is, after all, the first visual impression potential customers get of your product. The image(s) you choose needs to be expressive and an eye-catcher, something that makes people curious. Images should also relate to the topic and title of your calendar, which might sound trivial but is often overlooked. Another thing: When it comes to the font size for the title, you can never think big enough since the product images on retail sites  are very small. In order to make it easier for you to design professional calendar covers, we have integrated design templates in our online editor for your use. You don’t need to work with them but they’re helpful! Here’s a step-by-step guide how to use them.
Take a look at our design section with lots more tips on how to get it right!
Plus: Always refer to our checklist. If you’ve never created a calendar before, it’ll give you some essential guidelines.

Practical tips for calendar self-publishers

In need of practical tips and information on calendar publishing? Here’s a bunch of handy links then: