business card series: get noticed by deep throat with this design

I’ve been obsessed with the X-Files for far longer than any other secret government/alien conspiracy shows, and it inspires a lot of projects that I have in the works right now.

poster shotThat poster that Agent Mulder has in his office though!

I’ve always loved the print, but it’s never felt like the right time to have it up on my wall.

By making it the back of my business card, I can look at the image every day without it taking up too much space.

Design Program: Canva
I wanted to approach the feng shui of this card a bit differently than my last one, just to see if I am able to notice any long-term results down the road.
Here’s the general matrix that I use for pretty much everything, with what I’m hoping for with this design circled in red:
 business card 2 feng shui.png
Printer: Vistaprint
I primarily use Vistaprint for my printing needs, but I’m always open to trying new things. They almost always have a sale and I’ve always been happy with the quality of the product.
I really love my shark cards, but they lacked any white space, which is one of the things I like best!
But for the rest of the series, I want to include white space so that potential clients and contacts are able to write anything down on the card that they see fit (hopefully something like “get in touch asap” or similar).
At first, I tried to match the font color to the blue sky on the poster image, but I didn’t love it.
Luckily, my girl Heidi had the brilliant idea of matching the pop of green in the image – brilliant. To do this, I used Colordot:
Screenshot 2017-07-24 12.58.47
When the cards arrived, the image on the back has a slight white border on the bottom edge, but otherwise they look great!

Here’s my newest business cards that I’m thinking I should use to target new DC clients:

Lessons Learned:
  1. Don’t Rush Image Alignment 
    The little white border that was printed on my cards wasn’t exactly a surprise – I played around with it on Vistaprint for a few minutes before deciding I just needed it to be done. I convinced myself that it probably wouldn’t print – it was well below the “safety” line.

I’m happy to send hard copies of this series if you’re a tactile person (like me – we’re so weird!). Just get in touch with your mailing address and I’ll pop ’em in the mail for you!

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