Informational & Design Elements
The key to the letterhead design is first to decide what you want to display. Although creating the template is simple, you should do some planning. I find it helps to take a blank sheet of paper and sketch my design. Nothing fancy as this is a mockup. This will help you choose the starting header. The good news is once you grasp the power of templates, you can make changes or use different versions.
The list of elements can vary based on whether you’re an individual, organization, or company. For example, if you’re doing a church letterhead, you might not have a slogan, or if you’re a professional law firm, you may not have social media addresses. To get you started, here are some items to consider:
- Brand Logo
- Slogan or tagline
- Phone numbers (office and cell)
- Web address
- Email address
- Professional license numbers
- Memberships and awards
- Established date
- Social media addresses
Once you’ve come up with the items to include, you should determine their placement. For example, I split my elements between Microsoft’s Word header and footer.