Like I said in the previous post, it’s time I try freelancing. I designed a business card for myself that’ll hopefully be suited for me, specifically.
My style is very minimal and clean. I design with straight lines, geometric figures, mostly, so I wanted my business card to reflect that. I left a lot of white space AND left the back side blank.
Since I tend to sketch my ideas first I figured I could use the open spaces to sketch out something quick for people who want me to design them something. I can then take a picture of it and give them the business card.
As the famous design school of the 20th century pioneered,
Form follows function. – Bauhaus
I’m still not sure how I’ll be printing them. I didn’t do any fancy things on the cards like embossing or varnishing so I don’t really need a professional company to do them. The local office supplies store could print them out. I’ll just have to make sure it’s card stock paper.
Along the way I’ll be making the online portfolio page and adding the things I work on.
I’ve even thought up of my target clientele. The way I see it, people who need a simple logo made will be charged a couple hundred dollars by designers. The average person won’t want to spend that much on a design so they instead trying designing it themselves.
This causes bad design to be put out into the world. My philosophy is that helping people design good things helps make the world look nicer. I’ve decided I want to come up with an agreeable price with my clients so that they aren’t aren’t put off by the price. So pricing will be a case-by-case. So my clients, I imagine, will be people who need logos for blogs or personal websites, social media, band or club flyers, office banners, etc.
I’m also just starting out so I have to build up my credibility.
The contact information in the photos is accurate so if anyone reading this needs some kind of design work done, give me a shout.
I tend to be pretty serious when it comes to working on new year’s resolutions so making sure I start freelancing has to be done. It won’t feel like I’m officially trying until I print out the cards. And I won’t feel like an official freelancer until I get my first gig.