NEW BIZ CARDS (FINALLY)! May 9, 2012 My January blog redesign marked the beginning of my new business branding. I’m a researcher by nature, so I had a file full of inspiration images to help me narrow down exactly what I wanted, which I knew was a clean design devoid of animation, animals, stars, or feathers or the like. I ended up with this new logo, which I love. So I’ve been slowly but surely updating the rest of my business-related collateral material and knew that new biz cards had to be next on the list (tip–if you’re embarrassed to hand out your business cards, it’s time to give them an update!). Fortunately, around the same time I found Ciara Bird, a (then-) North Carolina (now LA-)-based graphic designer whose work is so…edgy and breathtaking and exactly what I’ve been looking for. Ciara Bird These images of hand-collaged prints from her personal sketchbook were what really sealed the deal for me, so I hired her to design my new cards with plans to do my website & additional material later. Once the cards were designed, the ordering process took quite awhile because I wanted a thick card–like 3-4 times the thickness of a standard biz card. Ordering online was a bit of a risk without being able to feel the weight of the card, but I took a chance and ordered the Moo Luxe Business Cards…and let me tell you, I LOVE them. I wish I’d snapped a pic to show you the thickness in profile, but the weight is just what I was looking for. My only gripe is that most of the cards weren’t cut exactly right, so the spacing on the top & bottom border is slightly off. Still, it’s an easy fix (and totally not my graphic designer’s fault) so I’m 99% satisfied. And since I was on a roll, I also had some stickers made with my logo to use when I ship out purchases made via my shop. And these are perfect! I’ve got a list a mile long when it comes to business-related things I want to get done, but it feels soo good when I’m able to check something off my list. And now, finally, I’ve got a business card I’m proud to pass out! **Sidenote: Working with Ciara was a dream! If you decide to contact her, let her know I sent you. 🙂 Share this: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related 11 Comments on NEW BIZ CARDS (FINALLY)! charmaine May 9, 2012 at 7:55 am (7 years ago) Looks great Dayka! Love the stickers too. Reply La Monica May 9, 2012 at 9:14 am (7 years ago) I really like your new logo biz cards. Very fresh and streamlined. I think you’re new branding strategy is right on. Reply Dayka May 9, 2012 at 9:33 am (7 years ago) Thanks, ladies! Can’t WAIT for my website redesign, it’s LONG overdue! Reply Tonia B. May 9, 2012 at 10:31 am (7 years ago) Nice card! I’ve used Moo in the past as have never been disappointed. Reply designchic May 9, 2012 at 6:42 pm (7 years ago) What great business cards – sleek and chic. Have been perusing your beautiful blog and am thrilled to be your newest follower!! Reply Dayka May 14, 2012 at 12:41 am (7 years ago) @DesignChic: thank you and you too! I checked out your blog and not only do I love your, but I found some great new blogs, too. Thanks for your comment! Reply Jessie May 20, 2012 at 3:10 am (7 years ago) Nice business card. Very sleek and professional. Jessiehttp://www.mixandchic.com Reply Jo May 20, 2012 at 2:54 pm (7 years ago) Your cards turned out so lovely! Reply LiveLaughDecorate May 22, 2012 at 9:34 am (7 years ago) Loving the biz cards Dayka. Clean and simple with a pop of color. Can’t wait to see the new website. A huge fan of your blog as well. Reply Miya @ Design Indulgences May 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm (7 years ago) I love your cards. So modern and stylish. and I like the pops of color. I recently got new business cards too. Mine is circular and I ordered them from someone on Etsy. I’ve got nothing but positive feedback. There is nothing worse than feeling embarrassed when you pass out a card. I had been using outdated ones from college and knew it was beyond tacky having updated info written on the back. *shutters*. Reply Holly May 25, 2012 at 8:19 am (7 years ago) Those business cards are great and perfectly eye catching – and different which is key. I was at a class a few months ago and we were all passing out our business cards. Two of the women had the same exact card – how embarrassing. I was proud that my card stood out from the rest as colorful and vibrant. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment *Name* Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.