What Kind of Business Card I Have
I have 2 sided "mini cards". There are 5 different images for the fronts and one image for the back (the contact info.) I thought these would work really well for me because I am just starting out in graphic design and wanted more of a "contact" card than a full business card.
How I Created My Business Card
I used Illustrator and Photoshop to create my cards. I decided to take advantage of the fact that I could have multiple images printed on the front side. So, I came up with the theme of "lucky" symbols.
I created a few symbols in Illustrator and laid everything out in Photoshop.
What I'd Do Differently
- I would design even more different cards - you can do up to 100 different ones if you want !
The Software I Used and Why
Illustrator - for the ease of creating vector shapes.
Photoshop - for the ease of laying out the cards.
The Layout I Used and Why
I used horizontal layout for most cards, and for one I used a vertical layout, I thought it would stand out more.
The Fonts and/or Images I Used and Why
I used images of traditionally "lucky" symbols. Elephants, birds, tigers, ladybugs, stars ... because I need all the luck I can get !
The fonts are Helvetica and Moderna because I wanted to keep it really clean and simple.
The Paper and Printing Method I Used and Why
I used moo.com because I really wanted something different and their "mini cards" were perfect ! They are a very thick card stock, with a very unique "smooth" feel.