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Aug 14, 2009 14:17 |  #1

Well I just tossed a new pic and re-did the "ATG Photos" on my card. Added the little city behind the text. Seems like I'm missing something. I want to keep it simple, but not bland. Is there anything I may want to change, omit, or add?
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Aug 14, 2009 16:28 |  #2

i personally would lose the photo of yourself, it seems to me like a real estate agent's business card of billboard .. put the picture of yourself on your blog or website instead


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Aug 14, 2009 16:31 |  #3

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i personally would lose the photo of yourself, it seems to me like a real estate agent's business card of billboard .. put the picture of yourself on your blog or website instead


I agree with this.


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Aug 14, 2009 17:41 |  #4

I just can't seem to find a photo that is well suited for the card. I know some people don't even use photos. But I do feel that is necessary. Should I toss up a shot from a wedding or something? A family photo (not my family)? Recommendations, please.

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Aug 14, 2009 20:25 |  #5

Alright. Here was another try, let me know what you think.

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Aug 15, 2009 09:12 |  #6

So the second one better?


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Aug 15, 2009 09:15 |  #7

I think clipart type graphics and photos are cheesy and quickly make the card look dated. Pretty much everyone who receives my card is impressed with three things:

A) The simple, sleek design
B) The glossy finish & high print quality
C) The thicker than usual card stock

I haven't come across anyone who has shown the slightest bit of dislike for my card. In fact they all comment about how nice it is.

It's basically a card that I can use for the next 20 years because it's minimalist.


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Aug 15, 2009 09:29 |  #8

Minimalist, I got ya.

One other idea I had thought was useing barcode on side (simple), and a simple (but original font) with info on the other side. Or maybe just loose the "models" on the sides? Leave the text alone?

You mind posting yours? I think I have seen your logo on one of your bouncecards way back when. But if you wouldn't mind posting yours. Appreciate it.


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Aug 15, 2009 10:00 |  #9

I'm sure you've seen it before. Here's the front:

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Aug 15, 2009 10:43 |  #10

Yeah, yours is very nice! I will try to design my own little logo or soemthing. soemthing I have been putting off for a long while. not sure what I can do, maybe draw soemthign than scan it. I'm no good at drawing on computer!


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Aug 15, 2009 11:06 |  #11

I outsourced my logo design. It was worth every penny.


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Aug 15, 2009 11:25 |  #12

cdifoto wrote in post #8464296 (external link)
I outsourced my logo design. It was worth every penny.

Who did you use? Looking for a logo for my new website/personal use.


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Aug 15, 2009 11:29 |  #13

_method wrote in post #8464356 (external link)
Who did you use? Looking for a logo for my new website/personal use.

A freelancer who doesn't do it anymore.


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Aug 15, 2009 11:31 |  #14

cdifoto wrote in post #8464372 (external link)
A freelancer who doesn't do it anymore.

figures... :(

Your logo ROCKS though! Got any recommendations?


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Aug 15, 2009 11:32 |  #15

Not really, sorry. I didn't seek her out so I never went through the selection process...ie no unchosen designers.


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