It’s wedding season! And shower season, and baby season and birthday season. (Or at least it feels that way over here.)
Sometimes I have cards on-hand to pull out of my hat, but most of the time I don’t. And when that happens at the 11th hour, the last thing I want to do is spend precious time going in search of the perfect card.
If you’re like me, I’ve got your card delinquency problem covered.
With so many people connecting online, you may be hearing more and more that business cards are dying. But as a designer who still meets face-to-face with clients you need business cards now more than ever.
Your business card is both a physical takeaway that helps your potential client remember you, AND a symbol of your style. In your profession (with your type of clients), that’s a BIG deal.
Are you feeling like a re-brand might be calling your name?
Sometimes it’s hard to know if you truly will benefit from a re-brand right now or if you just have a case of Shiny Object Syndrome. Below are 5 signs you really should invest time and energy in a re-brand.
Regardless of whether you’re developing your brand right now or have a long-standing brand identity in place, it’s a good idea to have a brand style guide.
What is a brand style guide?
A brand style guide is a quick reference visual guide that communicates not only the look and feel of your brand, but also provides basic specifications for your brand assets (logo, colors, fonts, patterns).
I still remember the first time I really understood how insane it is. Sitting in my college dorm room with our little white tv/VCR combo tuned to the news, and this…
Coverage of the Annual Eugene Cat Fashion Show.
I’m sorry, what?!
Yep. And chances are your town has one too. For reals.
But here’s the more insane part: PEOPLE WERE THERE! Cats, people, fashion, news crews.
GET OUT THERE CRAZY PERSON.
My point today is brief.
No matter how insane you feel. No matter how stupid your idea may seem. There are people who will be interested, genuinely care and love you for it.
Whether you’re starting a business that preserves your kid’s first poo in gold or are creating marajuana products for dogs (ps. I know someone involved in doing exactly that!), there is a market for it.
So…Get out there. Do your thing. Don’t question your insanity.
Just look at me:
Local Cat Fashion Show winner, Libby Bryant & Fluff
cat: Persian (actually I don’t know, but that sounds fancy)
leash: solid gold awesome