I have had the joy of working for a few years for the YELLOW PAGES /DGS.DK, where I did full page ADs, half page and smaller ADs.
Sometimes there was only the client text as a starting point, and you had to come up with graphics, colourscheme, typography and layout.
Other clients provided a set design manual, a website and perhaps a logo, and then my job was to make the AD align with the design and “look and feel” from the co-existing material.

It was very interesting and inspiring job, and what I learnt from that was:

  1. Working with many different businesses.
  2. Gaining a quick analytic approach.
  3. Locate suitable elements/graphics, typography & colour scheme.
  4. Layouting with focus on CTA (call to action).