Look for projects that will help build your portfolio. Sometimes they are in unusual places. I found one in my kitchen.
Once the updated style guide was approved we started working on other brand elements. One of these projects was creating a slide master and sales deck. In Microsoft PowerPoint a slide master controls the overall presentation design including theme, layout, background, color, fonts and object positioning within each slide.
In graphic design, understanding the project's "canvas" size is important. In addition to the US standard sizes there is an international standard known as ISO 216. It has a variety of paper series and extensions.
There are no printers that can print to the edge of a paper. The work around, put the design on a larger piece of paper and cut it down to size.
Most artists understand the size and shape of their canvas before they start. Graphic design allows more flexibility; with a few clicks, I can make my canvas any size I want. However, with a little foresight and planning, this knowledge can help you make size choices that are cost effective for your project.
Paper can have multiple characteristics. The trick is choosing the right combination for your final product. This article focuses on paper weight & thickness.
Once you have created the branding elements, it becomes a matter of combining them.