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doughboy

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I'm currently designing a business card and want to make an eye-catching design.

I want to incorporate some type of design into the card to make it noticeable. Please provide any suggestions as well as artwork that you think would stand out on a card.

For example, something like this 3D image from Kife's site.


Otherwise, I'm looking for something to put in the background that's textured, I dunno. Please give suggestions.

Thanks in advance

Jason
 
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I like what you got now. First question I have for you what is your business card promoting for example are a frelance computer person/graphic designer..etc then go from there.To me the computer chip look like futuristic buildings you can use for an idea that's my 2 cents worth.
 

doughboy

TRIBE Member
I'm a business graduate, with a degree in Economics, Statistics, and Finance.

I hope to use my knowledge and skills to parlay a position that will utilize my anlaytical, leadership, problem-solving, communication, and teamwork skills.

I'm looking at large multi-national companies, focusing on their Canadian operations, preferrably at a Toronto corporate location.

Jason
 

TaCk OnE?

TRIBE Member
Business cards should be sharp, but sleek, not cluttered with photos and art work.

they should be well designed, but DEFINITLY not covered with images (in my opion)

Text heierarchy, sharp contrast, and use of space make a nice card.

Although Pats image is hype, it's not for a business card.

I sugest strong Vector Graphics (Illustrator, Corel, etc etc)

good luck
 

doughboy

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by TaCk OnE?:
Business cards should be sharp, but sleek, not cluttered with photos and art work.

they should be well designed, but DEFINITLY not covered with images (in my opion)

Text heierarchy, sharp contrast, and use of space make a nice card.

Although Pats image is hype, it's not for a business card.

I sugest strong Vector Graphics (Illustrator, Corel, etc etc)

good luck
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Upon playing around with the image, I agree.

I'm looking for something to add definition to the background of the card. Maybe monochromatic, grayscale, with a tech or financial feel to it. Maybe something like the keys of a calculator, etc. Just to add a subtle definition to the background and catch the eye of the employer.

This won't be a "traditional" business card. It will be used more as a marketing tool to catch the eye of a potential employer and set myself apart from the crowd.

Something subtle, yet memorable. Something to add depth, and texture, yet not distract from the information.

Keep suggestions coming.

Jason
 
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TaCk OnE?

TRIBE Member
I allways like cards that have a really subdued colour scheme...like grey scale, with odd shapes etc, then a blaze of red somewhere etc.

something non objective (ie geometirc) would work better than something litteral...like a calculator...becuase people are going to question your motives for having it there.

theyr'e going to be all "what does this mean, he's into math, I don't get it"

something non objective, or patterened has a visual impact, but no litteral connetations attatched to it.

my sugestions.


later.
 

Plato

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by TaCk OnE?:
Business cards should be sharp, but sleek, not cluttered with photos and art work.

they should be well designed, but DEFINITLY not covered with images (in my opion)

Text heierarchy, sharp contrast, and use of space make a nice card.

Although Pats image is hype, it's not for a business card.

I sugest strong Vector Graphics (Illustrator, Corel, etc etc)

good luck
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strongly agree.
i think business cards should be very clean looking, and kife's image screams out poster, not business card.

although perhaps if say, you did like a contour line drawing of a couple cubes and a few circuit umm...lines...? and placed it on a corner i think that would look great for a business card.

its late im bored, ok, let me do a quick mock up...

p[l]a+0
 

KiFe

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ahaha.. you guys are KILLING ME! LOL

little do you all know; that's an image i used to make one of two buisness cards that i distribute.



Infact, the green card gets the best responce when i give people the choice of which one they want.

lol But what do I know about buisness card design? ;)P
 
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Plato

TRIBE Member
i think for gd-er you need an eye catching card.

but doughboy needs something that screams out "office job" type


something i threw together...


type goes on the right

kife i like the 2nd one, but thats just cause its one of my favourite works youve done.

p[l]a+0
 

KiFe

TRIBE Member
thanks man... i made that pinwheel SOOOO long ago... someday i should rebuild a new one.


i feel kinda dirty with you people raping my imagery tho... hehhe

i made a similar one to that plato when i was into a bright white coloursheme for my windows:



 

doodlebug

TRIBE Member
here is mine... it's simple, and playful, but that's just me! the scanning quality isn't very good and it's a bit faded... but you get the picture, yeah?


 

Leblank

TRIBE Member
NEED HELP: Since we are on the topic of business cards, i'm getting 500 to 1000 printed up, but due to me being new in the city i don't know of any print shops. Can anyone please tell me somewhere that does great prints for a good price. i'm getting a 2 or 4 color job, haven't decided yet.

As for your business card doughboy, since your a business graduate you should stay fairly corporate looking for your card, i wouldn't suggest anything to artsy, you have to think of who your card is going out to. 'tis wha i think anyway.
 
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futwurKk

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by KiFe:
thanks man... i made that pinwheel SOOOO long ago... someday i should rebuild a new one.


i feel kinda dirty with you people raping my imagery tho... hehhe

i made a similar one to that plato when i was into a bright white coloursheme for my windows:



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^^^shit kife that is fuckin COOL...seriously!...but I would have to agree with what Leblank said...you are a business graduate so I definately think you should keep the art work/graphics to a minimal if you still want to incorporate some in your card.....maybe use the above design but bring the contrast down to a very light shade for the background and use a strong color for your lettering or sumthin'....just thought I'd give some input
 

Bumbaclat

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Leblank
NEED HELP: Since we are on the topic of business cards, i'm getting 500 to 1000 printed up, but due to me being new in the city i don't know of any print shops. Can anyone please tell me somewhere that does great prints for a good price. i'm getting a 2 or 4 color job, haven't decided yet.

anybody have an answer?

Bumbaclat
 
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matty

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by TaCk OnE?
Business cards should be sharp, but sleek, not cluttered with photos and art work.

they should be well designed, but DEFINITLY not covered with images (in my opion)

Text heierarchy, sharp contrast, and use of space make a nice card.

Although Pats image is hype, it's not for a business card.

I sugest strong Vector Graphics (Illustrator, Corel, etc etc)

good luck

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