View Full Version : business cards i made

10-28-2006, 01:36 AM
I did these for a local company.

I did these for me

10-28-2006, 11:49 AM
Very Poorly done tbh.

10-28-2006, 04:16 PM
some explanation please.snide comments like don't win friends

10-28-2006, 04:17 PM
double post

10-28-2006, 04:34 PM
The top ones look to be for a car customizing place and the bottoms look to be modeling and sign company?

10-28-2006, 06:19 PM
I kind agree with Bloomerz...
The cars you made look somewhat plain and too simplistic in my opinion.
And the fonts don't quite look professional ...

Sorry ... I don't like them

10-28-2006, 06:21 PM
I kind agree with Bloomerz...
The cars you made look somewhat plain and too simplistic in my opinion.
And the fonts don't quite look professional ...

Sorry ... I don't like them

10-31-2006, 04:00 AM
i'm still learning guys. tell me what i can do to make them better instead of freakin' double posting saying you don't like them, GOD!!!!!

10-31-2006, 12:27 PM
about the font thingy... the fonts on the third one look most professional IMO...
but the first looks very cheap... dont do that many effect stuff on the font!!!

the 2nd is rly ugly... the filter looks cheap and the transformed fon on the bottom looks even more cheap!!!

make more simple but effective stuff...


10-31-2006, 12:57 PM
Not professional at all... I wouldnt tell people you can make them look good when that looks horrible... IMO

10-31-2006, 06:18 PM
thank you for the input

11-01-2006, 03:10 AM
most business cards dont use tacky colored fonts and crazy text... the info is all in a basic font sans serif font so its nice and legibal (sp)... keep it simple, the more wierd designs you have the less realistic it looks, go with a logo and small text

11-04-2006, 01:34 AM
I hate being super harsh, but those are poor.

You need VERY strong typographic skills to do successful business cards. It's difficult to arrange information, and sparse type.

Your images are going to get that company sued. You don't own them, and neither do they.

Disney sued a college graduate not terribly long ago just for using their logo in his portfolio. They won the case. This is more of an offense. I'd learn the correct uses of media before doing anymore customer work.

With all of that said - don't get down on yourself. It's cool to see people attempting real design, in addition to the useless chops we all have done, and moving forward with their skills. Learn about typography is the best advice I can give you.

11-23-2006, 06:06 PM
not sure how the viper helps convey the message for print advertising. what is the message you're trying to get across? after you are set with that, then start using the conventions of space and font. images should really be basic and not take over the whole thing.

personally, i think a professional looking card is more an abundance of negative space, using mostly font and text for the positive use. keeps it clean and understated, while powerful imo

11-23-2006, 06:34 PM
thought i posted something, but i don't know where it went?

anyways, i think a more professional card should use less pics and stuff, more basic with more type. also be sure to use standard dimensions and stuff. (looks right tho). i would suggest using more negative space, gives the air of restraint and thoughtfullness. don't think that really came through in my card though lol

i mocked this one up in a jiff, so it should look better, but i'm not really a graphic designer. just took a little class to see what it was like.:

tried to keep a neutral bg. that would really be the color of the cardstock though, so not too much wasted ink. used red on your name and the beginning of the title to draw the eye to those two places. information that is less important for initial attention is in black. just to give an idea though, mine is like i said a bit busy

11-24-2006, 03:33 PM
Just to add a little thing or two,

Don't ever use Papyrus typeface... ever
Don't warp text... dont stretch it, warp it, compress it, squish it, anything that changes the letter. If the font you wanna use doesn't make the shape you want, use a different font.

Typography is art. Don't butcher someone's art.

11-29-2006, 03:10 PM
To be honest the ideas are a little basic and they could easily be improved!
The most important thing with the design of a business card is to make it simple but effective. The font must be clear and easy to read, the information must be simple and good composition is crucial. I would also advise to use 3 colours maximum in most cases because it can look too busy.

For example i took your design and simply developed it slightly. i have cropped the original image, changed the colour to give it a bit more life and sorted out the font. It is by no way amazing but it did only take 5 minutes. its just an idea nothing special but something like this is more successful.


11-29-2006, 03:58 PM
there is some awesome info passed along here ... soaking in what i can as i make my own biz cards for my wife .. so keep passsing the info along maybe one day the cards will look worth a crap