Week 3 Design Challenge: Complete

Greeting from New Hampshire-The Granite State.  I’m here, with my husband, to attend my graduation from Southern New Hampshire University!  Phew, glad that’s over with.

This week’s design challenge was to create a Mexican restaurant specials menu.  I used Illustrator and InDesign to put the design together.  Instead of using a generic stock image for a restaurant logo, I came up with one on my own!  It was pretty fun to put this design together and I had a much better time doing this than last week’s design, in which I used Photoshop.

Here is the color palette that I chose.  I think that the warm colors work well with the theme that I was going for, as well as the name of the restaurant.


I wanted a fun font to use for my menu design that was easy to read and fit the them.  As we all know, typography is one of those things in design that you have to be very careful with.  I went with a font from DAFONT.COM called BURRITO  and paired it with Lucida Grande Regular for subtext.

To add a bit of texture, I search and found old paper texture to place as an overlay on my yellow background.  I think that it made a world of difference!

Here is the final design.


I had a lot of fun creating this and can see creating more menu or menu type designs for future design challenges.

Thanks for reading-until next week!






Ashley Welton View All →

Freelance Graphic Designer based in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. I enjoy creating digital art, illustrations and photography. I also enjoy hiking, birding, cooking, reading, traveling and a nice bourbon or two.

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