posted Jan 24, 2011, 9:07 AM by Bill Blevins
updated Jan 24, 2011, 9:26 AM
Business Card in Photoshop or Illustrator
- Your customer is looking for a company
logo that they can use in all of their business communications
and advertising. A good
business logo should be:
- Relatively square or circular in proportion
- Use fewer than 3-4 colors and be recognizable
in black and white
- Show the character of the company
- Be visually simple and easy to recognize
in any situation, be it on a business card or on a highway
- Business Cards should all be TWO SIDED! Your customer is going
all out, please incorporate an eyecatching design on the BACK of
the business card, as well as the front! This means that you will have
to create TWO canvases, one for the front of the card and one for
- Cards should be created on 4 x 7
(or 7 x 4) inch PhotoShop or Illustrator canvas. PLEASE NOTE that this is
a DOUBLE SIZED canvas from an actual business card, to give you more
room to work! You can use either
a landscape or a portrait card. If you wish to use a non-standard
shape or size for your business card design, that is fine. Please
make sure that you include both the front and back of your design
and have an actual reason for using a different size card (other
than "I thought it would look cool.")
- Be eyecatching and colorful (backgrounds and colors
are up to you as the designer.). Your designs should reflect the
personality and products of the company! DO NOT simply stick a photograph
on the card and copy and paste the business text and say you are
done, I expect you to DESIGN this card. If you are stuck, come see
Mr. B. for ideas.
- Display the company logo prominently.
Include the Owner’s Name, Company Name, Business Address and
Phone Number and Website Address. All of this information
is seen below. DO NOT change this information in any way! If
you wish, you ARE allowed to leave out some of the information, such
as the owner's name. Please make sure that you include AT LEAST the
business name and website address. You can use any fonts, colors,
sizes that you want for the business information.
What makes a good business card:https://docs.google.com/present/edit?id=0Aa6rxXScdu1-ZHZ2NXdyZl82MDVjZGJyOTVjdA&hl=en&authkey=CLbE5KwD
YOUR CLIENT'S ADDRESS:
Pick one of the companies to design a logo for.
John Fosmire, Owner
The Business Name
2500 SE 136th Ave
Portland, OR 97236
Website Address: www.thebusinessname.com
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