My wife recently got into being a Thirty-One sales consultant. It’s basically like an Avon or Tupperware party salesperson, but for bags and other organizing nick-knacks. The back-office for Thirty-One does do a good job of getting you started with your initial starter kit of bags, catalogs, order forms and other sales materials, but what better way to really make a statement that you are officially a Thirty-One consultant than by getting business cards made!
Yes, they do have business cards you could order from the company’s back-office, but where is the fun in that. Imagine running into another sales consultant, or a potential client, handing them your business card just to see the look of disappointment as it was the same canned template design that they had picked out. Since it actually came out cheaper to get the cards made custom, I took on the responsibility of designing my wife’s business card. Here is the result :
Two lines were whited out to preserve privacy.
Whether you are a consultant for a gift merchandise company or you offer your own freelance services, having a business card is still a standard that comes across as professional and reliable. Having a well-designed and snazzy business card will get you business. Everyone should have a side business or passion that would require them to need a business calling card. What’s yours?
This is an example of branding across multiple mediums and formats. My online print and web portfolios display all pieces produced in each media, but a great deal of thought and planning goes into each piece fitting within a larger body of work that supports the overall goals of the brand. Continue reading
Just got some pens into the office the other day. Not just any other pens, mind you. These are the first-ever exclusive, special edition finish that we ordered from Monteverde, a manufacturer based in California. We took their best-selling model pen and made a completely new finish that is exclusively sold to us. Means that no other retailer can compete with us for this style. What makes this pen series extra-special was that the outer sleeve of the box was designed by yours truly. Continue reading
I have recently agreed to become a principal member in a new business venture that will offer printed products like invitations, save-the-date’s, greeting cards, and announcements. This will be a one-stop shop that handles everything from concept to creation with top-notch professionalism and stylish creativity. Fully-customized designs are encouraged. The concept follows the idea of a tattoo shop (like LA Ink), but with your own personal greetings.
So, if you have an upcoming event that requires invitations, thank you notes or announcements, please feel free to contact me directly. Our prices are competitive with buying cards from a run-of-the-mill gift store, and you get a product that makes a unique statement. Inquire today!
As all of my family, my friends, my colleagues and some of my clients know, I’m having a baby girl sometime this week (yeah, that close). This means my artistic mentality has to conform to the powder pink aesthetic tastes of a girl. I’ve already started thinking feminine when I designed our Baby Shower invitation (click to enlarge):
Our Baby Shower Invitation
Considering I don’t normally do girly designs, I thought this was a solid first attempt. What do you think?