Wednesday, April 8, 2009

business cards!

We got our business cards back from the printer today! I struggled with an idea for so long, but finally came up with something I can be happy with. I wanted the card to help people/potential employers understand a lot about me in a very short time. People seem to react well to the different things I've chosen to present about myself, I hope that means it's an accurate portrayal.

I also wanted to show people that, though I love graphic design, it doesn't define me. I've realized that life here in America tends to revolve entirely around one's occupation. It would be rare to hear the question, "What do you do?" in somewhere like Scotland, but I feel like that's something I hear at least once a day.

I think that a successful graphic designer is influenced by everything around them, not just design. In his book, How to be a graphic designer, without losing your soul, Adrian Shaughnessy references an interview with British writer Iain Sinclair:
"When asked if he did research for his books, he replied that his whole life was research."
That's exactly how I feel! I hope it comes across in the card.

As a side note, it feels awesome to have these completed and printed. We all worked so hard on them and I'm glad that everyone is happy with the results!



  1. those looks good!

    now you just have to get your site up!