I’ve been meaning to update my business card design. I started sketching out my ideas about 8 months ago! But recently I got with-it, and yesterday I finally created some prototypes. They’re basically the same idea as my old business card: it’s a little envelope-ish type thing that opens up to reveal some thumbnails of my work. With my old design, however, I thought that, since there’s something fun inside, there doesn’t have to be anything fun on the outside. That way the inside would be like a little surprise. So I just had my name and title on it. But now I realize, why not make the outside fun too?? So this time around, I illustrated the front!
Here are some quick pics I took at work yesterday! (I think there’s something funky going on with my camera’s macro lense, hence some of the graininess in some of the photos.)
I brought some of these with me to the Bookbuilders of Boston Casual Networking Kickoff Event last night to see how I (and others) felt about them. I’m still not 100% sure about the illustrations: One issue is, the doggie has solid colors on him, where the other two don’t. If I got rid of his solid colored markings, he’d be like the other two, but would also be a bit boring. I could just outline the markings, but that’s weird too. I dunno! Also, why do I have three different outside designs, but the same inside content? I think I have enough work to make different thumbnails for each one. I dunno. We shall see!
I printed these on a color laser printer. The outside paper is Paper Source Superfine Soft White 8 1/2 x 11. Eventually I’d like to print the outside with my Gocco printer. It’s not that budget-savvy materials-wise, and I’d have to experiment a lot to see if the small type would work out okay, but it would add even more personal I-like-making-stuff charm to ’em.