Thursday, December 23, 2010

IheartAnthony Business Cards

After designing these delightful puppies, you had to know I would not let my brother outdo myself. I got right down to business designing cards for myself and my employees. Right now I'm saving up to purchase my cards because they will be extra fancy (you know that a designer has to have the nicest possible design otherwise no one will hire him), but I spent the money that would have been mine on my other employee, my dad.
As I undertake the endeavor of IheartAnthony and my many services I had to enlist some help, obviously. My dad is currently a database administrator and as far as I know he has been doing this for 20-something years. Websites need databases, but they are disguised as content management systems (CMS) like Wordpress, and I can think of no person better to handle the task then my father. Of course I put him in charge of all web design so he can get his hands on coding (which he has been itching to do) so I can maintain my focus on the graphic design aspect. 

Anyways, if he is going to be my employee (boy that is fun to say) he is going to need some kick-ass business cards. And without further delay, here they are:
The front has all the information necessary of a business card coded into it. It's not very subtle but it isn't the usual boring "Company, Name, Phone Number" that are on 90% of all business cards. I designed it to look like a website ( even though that isn't what the actual site looks like) with the URL showing the traditional company. Then I made a pop-up list that revealed the position, the employee, and the contact. In this case my dad. My favorite part was designing the mouse cursor. I don't know why, but I was obsessed with making that part as realistic as possible (based on my own Mac cursor of course).

The back is just simple html code (taken from the real website) with some IheartAnthony url info highlighted. It both further demonstrates what my dad does and also emphasizes who he does it for and some links that might be useful to someone out there. 

I have to say I'm very pleased with this design and according to my dad the cards came out nicely. I ordered them from and got the premium cards because they do an offset print process which makes the cards look nicer than just digital printing. Stef ordered her business cards/clothing tags (which I also designed) from there and they came out great so I thought I'd follow suit. What do you think?

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