Wow! Awesome cards all...
Just a quick thought... Whats your opinion on web sites.. i was reading this thread and someone said your site shouldnt be so plain (ie..smug mug site) to be proffessional. I was reading the 2006 Photographers handbook and they state in it that your site SHOULD be a bit on the plain side... no confusing links to chase, no flash animation or less animation... nothing to make searching the site confusing or long.. huge files take longer to download and too much animation takes time to load too and ..god forbid, a potential client has to download the latest video player or flash player to view your site, you most likly have just lost a sale.
just a thought..
so, would you say your card should also be more plain that busy with pictures and fancy fonts that make it harder to read? not trying to "step on toes" here..just wondering what the general concenses might be.
I'm not so hot at Photoshop, and JUST started getting enough business to NEED cards, but I made this prelim-card until I create more professional ones.
(aka, no one jump down my throat about the quality of it :smooch )
Diane S wrote:
Another idea ... I now create a 'client business card' on an 8x10 photo paper (metallic works GREAT) which holds 10 cards ...I use one of the images from their shoot and add my information on the card as seen above. They are thrilled to see their photo on 'my' business card and are quicker to pass out my cards when their picture is on the card.
I think I'll "borrow" it!
so i'm working on a re-design of my website and figured I needed a card to go with it...
what do you think?
Nice shot, don't like the type or the layout. Too busy. Move your name down to the lower left with the rest of your contact info. The scripty font for the name of your business is too much, as is the outline. Make the phone number the same size as your URL. I pretty much know you're a photographer, so I'm not sure you need that info.
How about the font you used on your proto-website?
You could use weight or color to distinguish between WTL and Photography. Maybe not even color, but black/white or dark gray/light gray.
I've mentioned it many times, but the book The Non-Designer's Design Book is most excellent. She's got one for web design, too.
Also, many of your slideshow pics look squished....
I think you may need to squeeze the edges in a tiny bit more. Just to be safe.
I snagged a template from one of the card printers that shows a card with
what others might call a "title safe" area. It was a real help. Trouble is, I
don't remember where from
I actually used the same template Came from OvernightPrints....
all falls safe
Thanks for checking though,
Diane S wrote:
Now your cooking... easy to read and good spacing, but then I'm not a 'graphics expert' just a lowly commoner who likes the tilt on the 'photographer'.
Better. I don't like the tilted word, though.
so now i've got 1 vote to go with the tilted word and one to not go with it...
can't please everyone eh?
i'm not 100% sold on it just yet either... but keep falling short of finding a better solution.
Open to ideas,