StickerCo

by Russ on July 24, 2012

A bright design, distinguishing this two-sided card from all others. The colors are unique and balanced. A solid near-neon orange background catches one’s attention from across the room and the dark blue has enough presence to create the contrasting logo.

The reverse side shares all information needed to contact the StickerCo. We even see a sticker or stamp in action as the logo on the front side of the card is somewhat reproduced in miniature in the upper right-hand corner.

The sparse appearance of both the front and back is a real bonus of clarity and efficiency. Plus, the items produced by this company are listed at the bottom so we know exactly what this company offers – stickers, labels, tags and stamps.

Plus, the clean design gives one confidence that their products will be well produced and of excellent quality. There should be no problem remembering this company. A thumbs up for the impression left by this sharp business card!

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StickerCo Business Card

Stephanie Panagopoulos

by Russ on July 23, 2012

This looks to be a double-sided business card with an image on one side and the information on the other. Apparently each card’s image can vary according to a set of images given to the printer, so one card will differ from another. The sample photos are of better quality, since it takes up an entire side, but it could be more expensive, since multiple cards could be given out to one recipient.

The plain background is dark enough for the white text to stand out. All of the vital information is there and best of all, she lists the kinds of photography she does.

To the unfamiliar, her first photography category, seniors, is sure to mislead. While it brings to mind senior citizens, a quick trip to her website reveals that she means high school seniors, obviously for the graduating senior portrait. This may cause some confusion if the recipient never goes to the website.

The background color is somewhat dull. For the kind of photography she does, it could use a much brighter color or maybe an interesting design. Her website is definitely a notch above, with an abundance of great photos. While a photo on one side of the card is great, the other side does not match up.

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Elke Sisco

by Russ on July 22, 2012

Every once in a while, it’s good to see what the big corporations do with their business card designs, especially a company known for innovation – Apple Computer.

The familiar colorfully-striped apple logo with a bite in it is near and dear to millions of fans around the world. Name recognition is not a problem here.

Her name and humorous job title, “Everybody’s Sunshine” will perk up the curiosity factor. – who wouldn’t want to meet someone who is associated with sunshine?

The rest of the contact information is laid out neatly and plainly, as any well-established computer company should be represented.

Regrettably, this person could not express more of her sunshine as befitting her unofficial job title. The card is plain and unadorned, and the apple a bit small for the amount of white space surrounding it. One wonders if the card would have been much more decorated if the corporate designer weren’t so entrenched in strait-jacketed dullness.

For a company famous for bringing great products to the world, it’s surprising and disappointing their business card has not kept pace.

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Adam Koniuszewski

by Russ on July 21, 2012

This two-sided card belongs to a designer. A bold large font on the front with a cute red heart gives way to his name and job title on the back. It’s always good to see what he does.

The contact information is plainly displayed and it should be no problem getting in touch with him.

As of this writing, his website is undergoing a design, but his Facebook page is full of his work, revealing a very skilled and talented designer.

Regrettably, none of that imagination is reflected here. There is an obvious lack of creativity in the design of this business card and it does not reflect the quality of his work at all.

The heart symbol stands out by virtue of the color; it would be much better if his design stood out. But it is plain and unembellished. If he is going to utilize both sides, would it not be reasonable to feature some of his design and illustration skills on one of those sides?

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Lauren Kennedy

by Russ on July 20, 2012

A stylish signature stands out over three small thumbnails communicates a photographer’s business card without hesitation. The clean white background allows the blue and brown text to be seen without difficulty and the three charming photos capture one’s attention immediately.

It’s always good to see what the person specializes in, and it’s great that she lists herself as a wedding and portrait photgrapher. Her pictures confirm that she takes very good pictures.

The contact information is easy to read.

However, the selection of photographs is puzzling. Since she describes herself as a wedding photographer, it would be great to see a wedding picture in her samples. But it is conspicuously absent. This glaring omission is more than offset by her website, which contains ample glamorous photos of weddings. But it would be great if one of those pictures made it to her card.

There is a somewhat distracting element – a dashed line around the perimeter of the card. This gives the effect of a cutout coupon, which, from one perspective, cheapens the business card’s appearance. We are all familiar with cutout coupons in newspapers and flyers, which we discard after removing the coupon. So to put this effect into one’s mind seems to be counterproductive.

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Christy Y Lai

by Russ on July 19, 2012

With a business card that’s fire engine-red and screaming for attention, there had better be a great design to meet such lofty expectations. And sure enough, there is.

Not too surprisingly, this card belongs to a designer, a creative director at that. And the card delivers an eye-catching layout that shows off that artistry.

From the logo intertwined with the company name to the angled contact information, this card is a showcase for the extraordinary. The faint honeycomb pattern on the right breaks up the flat red color just enough to be tasteful but not overreaching.

The tagline underneath the company name is a great touch. The job title lets us know who Christy is, and her contact information is all laid out.

The back of the card – from this picture, it is not clear what exactly is on the back. It gives the illusion of another card spilling its information onto this card. But then the information is incomplete. Would that not be frustrating? And then again, the print looks small and dense, so that further complicates things.

Strangely, the website sheds the red; it is predominantly black, with only a touch of red, namely the logo. But the content is very impressive, with a long list of skills and another long list of works that have been featured on various websites.

The back of the card does not really matter; the front is outstanding and conveys that the work done for the client will be equally impressive.

 

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Damian Siwiaszczyk

by Russ on July 18, 2012

This design is bold and holds the eye with the saturated color, a white splat in the center revealing the owner of the card, and a one-of-a-kind logo. The important information is displayed with three different ways to contact Damian – and his website is easy to remember.

Here is a business card which grabs the attention! In checking out the website, the card is much more of a draw than the site, but then again, how exciting are ball bearings, or some such? And for the money, a bold card is often the entrance to the company.

A favorite of this card is its mesmerizing quality with the white splat surrounded by very fine “orbits.” It reminds one of those ball bearings that do not seem too interesting, yet one may just be enticed to check them out.

All in all a pretty perfect card, from the graphics to the myriad of ways in which to contact Damian clearly in evidence.

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RoundRabbit

by Russ on July 17, 2012

These business cards are immediately distinctive because they are not white. How refreshing! They prominently state the name of the business and barest of necessary information with which to contact Nancy.

Her smaller cards, used to accompany each piece of her jewelry, are even more unique with a variety of colors, a more creative design and a bit of information as well as a contact site. Here white reappears, but to create sharp contrast.

The business cards do not do justice to her beautiful, exquisite, handcrafted porcelain jewelry. RoundRabbit’s webpage on Etsy.com’s site meshes well with these cards, but these cards don’t entice one to visit the online store. They lack the creativity so evident in her actual designs. It could really use a photo of her hand-formed, refined, glazed and fired creations on it.

However, the smaller cards that are included with her creations tell a better story. If only Nancy’s business cards reflected the same fabulously-created objets d’art beautifully photographed on Etsy.com.

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Rob Steptoe

by Russ on July 16, 2012

This cartoonish business card is sure to attract attention. The cutesy style showcases the talents and skills of his core business, graphic design and direction. With his other skills listed there, including photography and editing, 3D modeling and visualization, user interface and web design, he is sure to give a good first impression with this card.

His two-sided card gives him the opportunity to display more of his graphic design, which he takes full advantage of by adding a description of his experience of helping hundreds and hundreds of people. However, the wall of text may blunt the effect, as it presents a large chunk of words that is not visually appealing. Perhaps he could have segmented the sentence into short bullet points or bite-sized phrases.

The contact information is clearly listed and it should not be a problem contacting him. The color scheme looks great.

There is no doubt that this card advertises well; it should be remembered quite easily.

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Charles M. Wright

by Russ on July 15, 2012

Charles M. Wright’s business card dates back to 1895. He specialized in Civil War pensions in Wapello, Iowa.

He includes his picture on the card, as he is branding himself (see this discussion about that). The only problem is that he faces to the left – off the card – rather than to the right, towards his information. His attention draws the viewer away from his important information.

Nevertheless, photography was much more expensive, and perhaps this was all he had. But if he were a successful attorney with 15 years of experience, he should have been able to afford to reshoot his portrait.

His information is listed clearly, including a brief summary of his expertise and why we should use his services. In short, he packs a lot of useful information on this card in a well-designed manner.

Presumably, Wapello was small enough or he was so well known that he did not need to list his street address.

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