I need a professional quarter page ad that has editable content areas for future revisions.
Ad dimensions: 1/4 horizontal (2-column) 4.875 x 3.5. ***Attention: ad dimensions have changed. Please check the references section of the brief for updated information.
Font: elegant but solid (not luxurious or pretentious).
Background: relaxing, warm, inviting, peaceful, not busy. Peaceful natural elements could be appropriate. Background should not be dark or have gloomy images. *DO NOT use images from my website.
Colors: earthy, delicious, bright enough to attract the eye but not too bright (AVOID neon colors). You can check the colors I have attached.
Logo: use logo only once in the ad. *DO NOT use the logo from my website where it has my name underneath it. You can change the logo color.
My photo: size (1/6 of ad max, no larger). *No photos of other people.
Frame (optional): a tasteful border with more detail in the corners that direct the eye towards the main content.
Design: Pick softer, curved, roundish design elements. Too many square, sharp elements come off as cold and corporate.
Keywords for the look & feel of the ad are: warm, inviting, solid, reputable, reliable, trustworthy.
As I am a very visual person it would be helpful if you could do 2 samples: one sample just showing the ad separately and the other showing it on a magazine page. Some of you have been doing it already. Thank you!