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    Apprentice Designer steplat's Avatar
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    My business card design, input welcomed.

    This is my business card design. I am not a graphic designer by trade, but rather a hydraulic engineer. Let me know what you think.

    I updated the castle logo to a web 2.0 style logo. This is a fairly conservative design because engineering is a conservative field.

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    Hmmmm, looks very dull actually and you should look out printing web2.0 design some of them looks odd when they are printed on paper. White shine areas sometimes look like if the printer malfunctioned and printed that part lighter than other parts than as a shine.

    I am not digging the layout design. It is a pretty plain design actually you should search some special businesscard design online, some might inspire you to do it differrently.

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    Does the castle have anything to do with your job? If not I would choose an image that symbolizes your work in a way. Maybe a venturi tube - thats mathching your field and is abstract too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bijaneiro View Post
    Does the castle have anything to do with your job? If not I would choose an image that symbolizes your work in a way. Maybe a venturi tube - thats mathching your field and is abstract too.
    The castle is the logo for the company I work for.

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    This is just a quick suggestion (not an award-winning design or anyting) -- I think the card needs to look clean and professional. Nothing trendy -- you want people to trust the USACE; it needs to be able to stand the test of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chung Dha View Post
    Hmmmm, looks very dull actually and you should look out printing web2.0 design some of them looks odd when they are printed on paper. White shine areas sometimes look like if the printer malfunctioned and printed that part lighter than other parts than as a shine.

    I am not digging the layout design. It is a pretty plain design actually you should search some special businesscard design online, some might inspire you to do it differrently.
    Thanks for the advice on the printing. I guess I was looking for feedback about the design, do you have any actual suggestions? or examples Chung? I can't (unfortunately) do anything too creative because most engineers just don't get anything abstract or artistic.

    Thanks for the sample KHDZN, I'll think about using some of the layout you suggested. Good point about the clean look. At this point I am only designing the card for myself, not the Corps in general so all input is welcome.
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    Am I allowed to make this into a community design contest?

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    I think KHDZN's on the right track as far as the design and colors. You don't want it to be to colorful because... lets face it enginieering is viewed as non-flashy boring work (at least that seems to be the general interpretation of it) I'd stick to no more than 3 colors(maybe just shades of the same color and work from there. Also I think the K.I.S.S. method works pretty well here too good luck!

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    It looks too simple and at the same time busy!

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    Your design is OK with an engineer's card but I think that it needs to be in less colors.
    Why not to put some engineering tools on the top corner of the card?
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    that web 2.0 reflection stuff is only cool on screen, in my opinion. Consider using some spot varnish printer options instead.

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    Yeah, fun concept, but I think it just lacks some professionalism. I don't know how I feel about a web 2.0 feeling all over a card. Maybe just the logo with a glossy look, but not the background.

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    Hey HI there,
    bijaneiro is correct, when you have nothing to do with the castle why should you need to use it. It unnecessarily time waste. Business card should be related to the persons business, not to show the creative which doesn't have any relation to your business.
    Think twice before designing.
    But I would appreciate your work n efforts for designing it.
    Keep UP....
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    Your layout is very bland...take a look at other business cards in your area of work and then look at yours.. look for whats missing and you will catch on to certain things that you will want to incorporate into your design.

    Look around on sites for some examples. I am sure after doing a little more research you will be able to come up with a better card.

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