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Mini Cards Made in Illustrator

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By tkeys

Mini Cards Made in Illustrator

The front sides of the mini cards.

Mini Cards Made in Illustrator

The back of the mini cards.

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.

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