For starters, that's a wicked cute pic to use on a business card! There's only two changes I'd make. One would be perhaps to bring the text together in one big text block (for a tighter appearance). The other would be to have the base be white or off white (rather than green... for a more toned down "business" feel). However, these suggestions represent my aesthetic preference So only take it as that!
yeah, say what you do, cos if they have it laying around on top of their coffee table, someone else will see it, and might know a friend who might need something done. also, it is very informal cos it needs number, address, shit that ANYONE can contact.
It's gonna end up without my number and address, mostly because I would feel uncomfortable giving that out to anybody, even normal business people. :/
It's just a matter of me finding an hour or so to fix 'er up. :3
I don't know, even for an artist's business card I don't think it does enough. The inclusion of the art looks great, but the overall design just doesn't work. It's great that you have all those sites, but what if someone wants to call you? They can't without going to the site. Same for phone. Hell, your real name isn't even on there. It just doesn't have most of the information that people expect to see on a card.
Might be a bit expensive to have them printed, too; if you want to have them professionally printed, I'm thinking you're going to need CMYK plus a spot green for the green shadow and background, might cost you quite a bit if you want the best quality possible.
Don't worry about it too much or get too defensive, though. Design of things like this is something that I learned to do for a living, so it's something that I'm nitpicky on.
It'll cost me about $20 for 500 or so cards only because I know the guy that is printing them for me. They're not fancy or anything. Just cardstock.
I forgot my name when I made it, believe it or not, so that is definitely going to be put on there. I don't think I'd be comfortable putting my phone number on my card though. I don't think I've seen a business card for artists or writers that have phone numbers on it.
Some people would call me to talk to Dave, which sounds absolutely silly, but it's gonna happen. So I'm pretty sure I won't put my phone number on there for sanity reasons. XD
Any other suggestions to fix it though? I've never really made a business card, so any feedback is really welcome.
In terms of the printing, ask to see the cardstock before he prints. Blaine tells me that the costs of 5-color offset printing has come down a lot since I was working in the print industry, but that still seems awful cheap. See a proof print before giving the cash over.
I would say the reason you've never seen a phone number on an artists' business card is probably because most of the artists you meet are under 30 and don't do art as a full-time business, if I were to guess. So maybe you don't want to put it on there. But trust me, I've met PLENTY who have stylish business cards that have all the necessary information. To each their own.
Try putting together the new version and I could have more feedback then.
Hmm. Maybe you just need a different picture? I like what's there, but you might want to play around with different characters. I like the overall design, and cat-girl ears are of course attractive at conventions.
You might want to add your real name, and then your state/country, in a corner in smaller font for when you actually print them.