During the first semester of the Digital and Print Publishing Program at Langara College, in the course Graphic Design, our last assignment was to design a menu, completely with logo, and using photos taken by the students from the Photography Program.
We chose the type of eating establishment (in my case, a teahouse), decided on the name and mood of the restaurant interior, developed the concept for the menu, number of panels, logo, colours, typefaces, and how images would be used.
I presented my ideas to the instructor, together with a folded dummy rough done to size, with sketched images and text.
Then, I colour corrected and cropped the images in Photoshop. I designed the logo and the background texture using Illustrator, and worked with InDesign for the page layout.
The last stage of the process was to present two final colour comps: one double-sided, folded, and trimmed to size; the other was single-sided, neither trimmed nor folded, with cropped marks and fold marks. We also handed in two digital versions: one in printer spreads and another in reader spreads.
This is the final version of the menu.