Local board game inventor, John Whelan of Whelan’s Games, asked me to create a graphic for the use on the box top cover of his newest educational offering, Do The Math. John sent me the board game parts (game board, pieces and instructions) and let me have free reign of how the box top cover should appear.
My first step was to take a quality photo of the board setup to simulate a game in-progress:
Next was a little Photoshopping to remove my dining room table from the background:
After that it was the fun part, the actual box top design. Using the game board photo, I wanted to create something that showed a mix between fun and educational. The game is like Scrabble for math, so it really helps children build on skills such as addition, subtraction and multiplication of multiple numbers.
The final product: