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Business Card by Hikaroo Business Card by Hikaroo
Business cards are serious business!
:O

Actually, I could use some help with it.
I'm not sure I like it.

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Usagisama Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
For starters, that's a wicked cute pic to use on a business card! :D 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!
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dustinbeyette Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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.
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Hikaroo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
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


Hi, by the way. XD
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r51 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
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.
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Hikaroo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
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r51 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
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.
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Elena99 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
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.
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Hikaroo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it's supposed to be me really. I'm not sure what else I can do to play with the character. Any ideas?
The name thing I completely forgot, thanks for reminding me. XD
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Elena99 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006
Oh, I thought you wore glasses. Silly me. :P

Well, different expressions or different outfits? What is it that you are not sure of liking, the design, the colours?
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Hikaroo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I think just overall it looks too plain.

I'mma tweak it a bit though, because I've gotten a lot of good feedback. :3
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