The first thing I decided when looking at the base elements of a boarding pass, was that I am going to make the pass vertical. Whenever I fly my boarding pass is positioned up.
I always keep my boarding pass in my passport, and my passport is in my breast pocket of my shirt. There have been countless times where I have had to turn my head to an odd angle just to read this dumb piece of paper.
This was my first time using Sketch, and found the program to have several different issues. I first had a strange issue where I was unable to rotate any of the elements. I was halfway through turning each of the elements into vectors when I gave up and made it my mission to figure out how to rotate these damn elements properly.
I figured out if I selected an element twice it let me rotate them, and while this may not be the correct way of doing, I ran with it.
I started with building out the larger, lower portion of the pass first. I tried to follow the same general hierarchy of the existing ticket design. I created two main columns to display the main information that was relevant:
Then the other nonsensical/useless information I put in a similar order as what was already designed on the existing ticket.
Moving to the upper, smaller portion, I made the seat the most prevalent piece of information, as this smaller ticket is what you have once you’ve finished boarding and are looking for your seat.
Over all I am very happy with my design, and very much wish that airlines would follow my lead on making their boarding passes vertical. I realize now as I am documenting that I did not account for the font but I am too deep into this to change it, and honestly I like it as it is now.