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Graphic Design & Branding

Print Ad Design

Stand out from the crowd with eye-catching and interactive print ad design that captures the imagination of your audience and engages them with your brand.

What's included in your print ad design service?

• 1 Design Concept
• 1 Revision
• Print-Ready Files
• Any Size!

Graphic Design & Branding

Print Ad Design

Stand out from the crowd with eye-catching and interactive print ad design that captures the imagination of your audience and engages them with your brand.

What's included in your print ad design service?

• 1 Design Concept
• 1 Revision
• Print-Ready Files
• Any Size!


Hear what my clients are saying.

Morgan Hipworth

Scott always goes the extra mile to make sure that all briefs are done quickly and to the highest quality - we love working with him! We gave Scott a very difficult task, and he came back to us with some great suggestions. His availability and communication were great.

Kyra Longford

Scott was a pleasure to work with - high quality of work, prompt response, and frequent communication. He is open to feedback, and I am more than thrilled with the final product. I highly recommend Scott as a graphic designer!

Alexander Shlaferman

Scott's work is fantastic - lots of freelancers have a nice portfolio of their work but when it actually comes to delivery, fall far from expectations. Not Scott - if you like his portfolio, then you'll be pleasantly surprised by the caliber of his work and concepts.

Pamela Moulton

We have been working with Scott for over two years now and he never disappoints. Very creative and really gets it, and us. Too many projects to mention have been hit completely out of the park by Scott. Always great turnaround!

Sarah Georges

Scott does excellent work and follows feedback well. We have worked with him on multiple projects and are always happy with what he delivers.

Naomi Kliger

Scott works efficiently and offers awesome recommendations outside of our existing scope of work, excited to continue working together!

Make customers stop in their tracks with a print advertisement that jumps out!

Creatibly creates print ads that inspire awe, create mystery and make your prospect stop and stare.

Be it magazine ads, classifieds, or posters in the subway. We help attract the attention you need for your next ad campaign.

All print advertisements are custom designed for your brand. As part of your brand's design system, print ads are designed with a combination of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Tired of chasing empty leads with digital ads? What if you could find customers in their money-spending mindset? Use ads where you know they will be seen. In a coffee shop, at the lawyer's office, or in a dentist's waiting room. The best print ads are always a combination of great design and strategic placement.

What's included in your print ad design service?

  1. 1 Design Concept
  2. 1 Revision
  3. Print-Ready Files

What sizes can my print ad design be?

  1. Any size!
  2. From magazine ads to outdoor ads
  3. Size, in this case, doesn't matter!

Elements of print a print ad

With print advertising, you can really push the boundaries of what's possible. Being placed in the real world rather than a phone screen, these ads can be more than a piece of paper. You can get tactile papers, fragrance samples, and even light-sensitive screens and speakers. Not to mention their placement in environments you know your customers frequent.

Look no further if you're looking for that Mad Men, big advertising agency style, without the ridiculous budget the big advertising agencies charge. Whether we're designing for Bus Stops, Public Transit, Outdoor Advertising, or a Magazine Ad this service is for you.

What doesn't change are the three main elements of any print ad. High-quality imagery, persuasive copy, and a simple call to action.

Your print ad must include high-quality imagery.

High-quality imagery is necessary for all print ads except in some niche cases. With the visual noise from phones and digital advertising, this is your chance to grab attention. When was the last time that you saw a soda ad? The imagery and the colors made you take notice of that orangey goodness. That's the power of a print ad with great images and strategic graphic design.

Using plenty of white space, also known as negative space, allows your potential customers to understand your ad at first glance and get across a simple concept in an effective way. We design a wide variety of different types of print ads and magazine ads.

Always use your original images for your print campaign, and avoid using stock images that are overused and unappealing. It is in your best interest to work with a photographer early on and get multiple shots at once.

Your print must include persuasive copywriting.

An image attracts attention; persuasive copy keeps it. You can talk to your audience with the right insights about your target market. The number of words and how they are delivered matters. Emotion is also a crucial element. Remember Obama's YES WE CAN! This is your moment to create something great of your own.

Your ad copy can't be verbose. All you get is a headline, and that, too, is a few words at best. Write copy in such a way that the product sticks in the mind of the reader. In a few words, grab attention, spark an emotional response, and create the need for your product. Consult with a marketing team for the best solution for your target audience. Combine the copy with promotions or offers wherever necessary.

Your print ad should include a call to action

Now this changes from one ad to another. Some use a headline and then a CTA. Others are like the GOT MILK! campaign. The headline is the CTA. Whichever way you choose to go, always make sure you use a simple and clever CTA. Buy now; it simply won't cut it! Keep in mind the space and time for your ad. You can add much more copy into classified ads; people look for classifieds and spend time reading them. But you got seconds to create a lasting impression for a poster in the street. Don't keep an idea waiting. Let it rip!

Your print ad and its layout compliments the viewer's environment

All great print ad design examples complement the viewer's environment and have a rock-solid layout. It has an element of user experience with a strong layout. The design elements work within their environment and talk about these cues. Subway ads do this by extrapolating the emotions associated with taking the subway. Highway billboards do the same.

The ad should be able to guide the prospect. They should be clear about what your brand is. What problem do you solve for them? How to learn more? How to buy it? A practical example would be a google maps ad in the MTA or TTC. They know that people need to get to places on time. Show their app interface solving this issue and have icons for the play store and app store.

Your print ad design includes

  • CMYK PDF format for print use

  • RGB PDF format for email, web, and online use

  • Working files provided upon completion

  • Five output formats of your choice (TIFF, EPS, INDD, etc.)

  • The standard size

  • One design

  • One round of revisions

Print ad revision round

  • Update or revise the information on your print ad

  • 1 complete round of revisions

  • Please inquire if unsure

What do you need to provide?

  • High-resolution logo

  • High-resolution images

  • Written copy

  • UPC Codes and Nutritional Facts Tables (if required)

  • Any contact/outreach information you would like added

What is the process of designing a print ad?

  1. Upload your Text, Images, and Product Information to your Project Folder

  2. Receive your First Draft of your Print Ad

  3. Send Revisions to your Print Ad

  4. Approval of Revisions

  5. Receive Print and Digital Files in your Project Folder

Frequently asked questions about print ad design

What are the 5 parts of a print ad?

A print ad primarily has 3 parts. A high-quality image, persuasive copy, and a simple call to action. Ideally, you would include your company logo in all print ads you create.

What is the most important element for print ads?

The headline. Yes, the visuals and the CTA are important, but the headline captures and retains a viewer's attention. The headline must be simple, direct, and engaging. A good headline is critical to the success of your print ad campaign.

What is a print ad layout?

A print ad layout is how you put your elements together. A successful layout aligns with the user's expectations and guides them through the ad. A good designer would know how to create this layout by using parts of the ad to grab attention, and other elements to retain it, ultimately leading the prospect to the CTA.