I’m really getting hooked on making business cards. It’s such a small canvas but it has so much creative promise. And so here’s another one.
The client was a really cool gal. When I first heard what her concept was for her business card, I was so enthusiastic about the project. This girl is a copywriter and a whole lot of other stuff related to media. A legit Multimedia Ninja.
I started by tracing her eyes real good using adobe illustrator. I used a pen tool for this to assure accuracy.
I ran through her eyes over and over with a very thin point to get that sketchy Japanese manga look.
After finishing the eyes, I scribbled over the whole canvas using the brush tool.
I filled the whole canvas out but deliberately leaving white portions for a sketchy consistency.
When I finally filled it all up, I placed it behind the slanted rectangular shape I created earlier. And using a clipping mask, I shaped some of the corners of the card as if it’s cut. It’s for printing supplier’s guide for die-cutting.
I made sure that no white space would overlap the text to avoid illegibility. The contact infos is the heart and soul of a business card after all.
I did some finishing touches like changing some fonts, kerning and adding social networking icons.
And finally, the finished product.
What I love about the layout is it’s simplicity and it’s straight forwardness. I also love how the theme was consistent the whole time. Nothing beats a collaborative work! Thank you jeunbug for giving me the honor of making your first ever personal business card! Can’t wait to get these printed!
So someone did my calling card