Disclaimer – I’m a graphic designer but admittedly kind of a novice. I studied graphic design in college but I only just started freelancing so apologies, I’m still learning.
I’ve got a client who wants an 8.5 x 33″ trifold brochure (that folds up to be 8.5 x 11″).
For background, they provide coaching and training services to children/teenagers who are looking to pursue a career as professional Squash players.
For the center pages (“Methodology” and “Benchmarks”), they have a very wide chart detailing the various steps of their program sorted by what skill level each player is at. I just got a request from the client asking that I add another column to this chart – they want me to split the “College Athlete Pro Player” category into two more columns (“College” and “Pro”).
The information in the chart is already written at 9 and 8 pt Montserrat font. I was always under the impression that 8 point font was pretty much the smallest you should go when designing a brochure for print. Does anyone have a feasible/creative way to fit this information in properly or should I warn them that the brochure is going to start getting to unreadably tiny font?
Here’s some pictures for reference, I’ve also included a screenshot of the InDesign file so you can see where the margin/fold lines are. Ignore some of the minor design changes between the two, I’ve been reworking the front page.
TD;DR: Having trouble fitting an additional column into this brochure without shrinking the font size below 8pt. Any suggestions?