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#1 JamesConley  Icon User is offline

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:51 PM

Hey everyone! I have recently seen another thread for business card feedback. Lately I have been in the need for business cards but have been fighting with design, style, etc.. So I decided to keep it simple.

I appreciate all of your feedback and time for stopping by!!


Thanks!!

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Re: Business Card

Posted 04 June 2010 - 03:11 PM

It looks skewed to me. Like it started off much wider and you shrank it horizontally.

Check out some stuff like this for inspiration:

http://blogof.france...nal-collection/

I LOVE LOVE LOVE clear business cards and if you can get them for a good price, would HIGHLY recommend them.
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Posted 04 June 2010 - 03:16 PM

Not really sure why it looks skewed. My final version looks fine, it could have something to do with how I saved it and then being uploaded.

Those business cards are AMAZING from that link you posted! Where the hell do you get cards like that made? There are no businesses around my area that make stuff like that.

Thanks for the feedback!!

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 12:29 PM

You will have to find a printing press (depending where you live probably online) And effects like they have there can get pretty expensive pretty quickly.

Also if you were wanting feedback on the design of your card the Graphic Design section would probably have been a better choice.

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As far as the design goes, while it is simple in content you are not using your white space effectively, less (positive space) is more in cases like this.

My suggestion, (for what its worth) is to use a smaller font size and don't try to take up the whole business card, and the font does look squished like skyhawk said, if that is not how it looks to you then great, go with it, but I don't think that saving and uploading it would do that.. Your @twitter part looks fine, its the other font that looks like it has been squished. Also play around with switching the foreground/background color - using that nice blue and maybe white text (if it is readable enough) but I would not suggest black text on a colored background, that can look cheesy too.
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Re: Business Card

Posted 08 June 2010 - 12:36 PM

Doesn't really pop for me. The colors are nice, the the alignment seems... boring. I like the vertical one, but the horizontal one leaves a bit much to be desired. Plus, there isn't a lot of info on it. Dunno if you did that on purpose or what.
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 04:21 PM

I would agree with skyhawk133 and say the things he said.

Some good advice,

- Get software like Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator.
- Follow this link.
- Check out their tutorials, they have good ones on general graphic design.
- If you can, play around with different fonts, be creative but also sophisticated and clean.
- Make loads of drafts not just one so you have a variety to choose from.
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 05:14 PM

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its the other font that looks like it has been squished


Its all the same font. (Helvetica)

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Plus, there isn't a lot of info on it. Dunno if you did that on purpose or what.


Did that on purpose.

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Get software like Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator.


I have master suite.

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Follow this link.


As I asked before where do I get cards like that made? There is no one local that does it and everywhere I find online has zero customer support. I found one site but the images weren't loading correctly,

Also as for the squashed part, its not like that on my end, so something did happen upon uploading it.

Thanks for all of your input!
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 06:24 PM

What do all of you think of these? A little different!

Hope ya like!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

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I always have a hard time designing things for myself. When i have to do it for others I do fine...IDK what it is.

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Re: Business Card

Posted 08 June 2010 - 08:55 PM

Some constructive criticism.

Always keep in mind that what you design on your machine might not be possible to make IRL. Inks diffuse a bit on the paper depending on how porous it is and some colors aren't possible to display on paper.

Regarding the two first faces, I don't like the thin rounded box that sorrounds the information, try leaving it out.

I got inspired by googling "great business cards" in Smashing Magazine and holy shit was it full of great material.

Here's the business card I designed, I've made some changed in typography on the finished product, but the colors are more of less the same.
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Posted 08 June 2010 - 09:25 PM

My bad on not cutting the hard edges off. The cards above actually have rounded corners. So thats not around the info that is the card itself.


Thanks for the tip!!

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Doesn't really pop for me. The colors are nice, the the alignment seems... boring. I like the vertical one, but the horizontal one leaves a bit much to be desired. Plus, there isn't a lot of info on it. Dunno if you did that on purpose or what.


As for the original card that is front and back.
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Posted 09 June 2010 - 06:09 AM

Seeing the cards again, I can see that the colors are kind of weird. Would a color blind person or even someone who needs glasses be able to discern the different letters. The colors don't contrast well.
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Re: Business Card

Posted 10 June 2010 - 06:48 AM

What are the business cards for? To get people to tweet you? I'm confused! >_>
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