With a new expansion coming up, Cottage Grove Carbone's hired me to produce a myriad of marketing materials. One of which was to do a branding overhaul — including new business cards.
The goal with their overall re-brand was to not only continue serving the needs of their current customers, but to expand their reach to more Cottage Grove residence, catering clients, craft beer aficionados, and generally a younger audience. They also wanted to be directly recognized for more than just Carbone's flagship pizza, but for their wonderful original cuisine and upcoming craft beer focus.
Keeping this direction in mind, I chose modern, thin fonts to catch the attention of a more "hipster" audience, while also incorporating a rich and relevant color palette. Finding clever ways to work in the knife and fork artwork was a blast!
A signed keyboardist and composer in the progressive metal scene, Jonah Weingarten approached me to design his business cards. It was a welcomed challenge to find the appropriate balance between "rock star" and professional in this design. Jonah also needed his business cards to reflect his many talents, having not only done work in the progressive metal scene, but also as a composer, pianist, and session musician. Utilizing a more edgy color scheme (black front design with red and white highlights), listing his multiple titles, and using multiple high quality professional photographs for the back design, we were able to achieve a design that accurately reflected his branding and many musical roles.
As part of my logo proposal for the online vegan blog Happy Vegan Chick, I mocked up these business cards.
Surprise, surprise — I design my own business cards. I've been through a couple of different designs, all within my brand guidelines, but what you see here are my most recent business card designs. I am completely in love with Moo's Printfinity feature because it allows me to showcase pieces of my portfolio on the backs of my cards. Not pictured is the awesome spot gloss feature over my logo, which has added a really nice flair to the otherwise simple front design.
Aspiring voice over actor Avi Cohen approached me to design his personal logo and business cards, among a few other projects. He communicated wanting a logo reminiscent of some of his favorite video games, and since video game voice over is an area he's trying to break into, it only made sense! I used techniques in Photoshop to create a sci-fi galaxy effect. For the overall imagery used in his business card design, I incorporated visuals attached to the voice over industry (microphones, headphones) as well as visuals related to the video game industry.
These are the business cards I designed for Attract, LLC. Using a really awesome company called Moo, we were not only able to have a color inlaid along the edges of the cards, but also have multiple designs on the backs of the cards. Each set of business cards featured 6 different quotes on the back, while the generic set of cards featured photos on the back. It was a pleasure working with Moo and exploring all the awesome features they have to offer!