New Business Card Design - Comments/Critique, Please...

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  1. MikeLem

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    Hi, everyone. I am working on new business cards, and I wanted to post my design for critique. I shoot primarily children and families, and want to have something fun/quirky as my card.

    People recognize me because of my glasses, so I had that implemented into a little logo. I wanted something that represented me. I also wanted cards that were non-standard, and would encourage some sort of reaction from potential clients.

    Anyway, your comments/critiques are appreciated.

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    I think it's a fun idea, and very creative.
     
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    I really like this, also. It's a great idea that I'm sure will be effective.
     
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    Thanks, for the comments, guys. I'm interested to hear what the others have to say, too!
     
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    Very nice idea.

    For the picture of them, have a little rectangle in the area: something in this colour or similar.

    Make one for behind your image as well... just to emphasise it.

    But really, great idea and cleanly and well presented.
     
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    very creative. It would get my attention
     
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    Don't confuse business cards with advertising.

    I like it as an ad.

    A business card's function is to provide your name and contact information.

    -Pete
     
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    Pete,

    I agree, somewhat. As for the function of a business card: Mission accomplished. The question is, is the message that's being sent when my contact information is delivered to a potential client going to entice them to make contact?
     
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    Hi Mike!
    as a graphic designer, i really like ur concept!!
    just do what u think thats right, as long as people get the idea!
    it's okay for being different, anyway! a little advice from me, since u shoot for children and family, why don't u use a brighter, cheerful, and warm color?
    anyway, the idea is just... COOL!!
     
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    I love the idea and it is well done except for one thing, imho. I tend to design BCs so that they fit wherever BCs are kept, such as rolodex, etc. Don't know what the size of this card is but I would design it as a folded card that, once folded, was regular BC size.

    Other than that, I disagree with Christie Photo. A BC is advertisement, in this field anyway. Yes, it does have to clearly show your contact info but this design does that just fine. In the meantime, if it does not grab someone's attention, a BC is just one among millions of others and loses much of its potential for getting business.

    BCs are cheap and I use mine as advertisement leaving them all over the place for people to hopefully pick up. So they need to be eye catching.
     
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    Very creative and funny. I like your thoughts on combining the business card with a little marketing as well.

    I'd like to know what would be more effective though... the cartoon picture or an actual portrait of yourself.
     
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    @itznfb: it's depend on who is your client, i think..
    if most of your client is children or family, it's okay to use cartoon. and it's good using ur own picture to show closeness. but if u're a wed photographer, just make it in moderat yet classy way = )
     

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