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Design a Business Card for a Freelance Designer

Posted Oct 01, 2016

Ended 3 months ago
41 entries (32 users)
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Challenge Description

For this design challenge, you're tasked with designing a business card for a freelance designer. You can use Photoshop or Illustrator. 

Watch the video above for instructions on how you can go about designing this business card in terms of document setup for PS / Illustrator. It will also show you how to use the required business card mockup to present the design.

The following information must be present on the business card design:

  • John Doe (or whatever name you choose)
  • Freelance Designer
  • 555-555-1234
  • john@doe.com (you can make up an email)
  • "Specializing in Web, UI and Print Design"


Other Requirements:

  • You must present your design WITH THIS PHOTOSHOP MOCKUP -> DOWNLOAD HERE. (Instructions on how to use it are shown in the video above). Your submission will be deleted if it does not use this mockup.

  • Less is more! Simple is better! Keep things simple as opposed to complex.

  • You can submit multiple entries, but please make sure they're quite different from each other - not just small changes.

  • Have fun.

Good luck!

 


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Fábio Silva
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Here is mine entry!
Thanks for the challanges and tutorials, they really help. Especially for a beginner like me.

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Tamás Kohut
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Good entry, unique vertical approach. Thanks.



Anet Ann
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The only slight issue is I think the abstract design in the background might be coming through too much, near the "1234" in the number. Otherwise, great entry.



Hi :) This is my contest work. I don't know what's wrong with quality. Sorry for it, but i'm green :P

Clemens Hertling
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Good entry. Colors work well, fairly unique with the design, easy to read. Good job.



Nice task!
Greetings from Germany ;D

Julia Truong
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This has potential, but it's almost too simple that it becomes a bit bland. I'd prefer to see a tad bit more style / layout here. It's not bad though.



I hope it doesn't post multiple times because I tried submitting multiple times but it kept saying something went wrong.

Lumi Mjr
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Again, type issues here with this. I would suggest looking up some solid business card designs and see how they go about type.



Third design posted with combination of Material Design Colors

Lumi Mjr
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The weaker parts would be the "John Doe" type, seems a bit bland, and clashes with the "Freelance Designer", plus the "specializing in web" text seems a bit too small. So, mainly just type issues here.



Hi there,
Thanks for the opportunity :)
Just to add some explanations for the icons
- Globe represents WEB, Palette PRINT DESIGN and Phone UI

All the best
From Kosovo

Luca SmileFX
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Not bad, but the type still seems a bit too small. Ty.



Another entry, cause I love this challenge! I included everything that was mentioned as great in my old ones!

Lumi Mjr
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The "print" is a bit hard to read, not enough contrast, plus the yellow circle clashes with the lime green a bit. The "Specializing" text seems just slapped over there to the right, and it breaks the flow of the layout.



Marius Großkopf
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It's not too bad, but the purple rectangle at the bottom ends seemingly arbitrarily.



Hope you like it :D

Dejan Savic
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Better simplicity here, but almost too bland with not really any structure in terms of layout. Color is fairly good, though the symbolism up top seems a bit confusing.



Dejan Savic
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Layout-wise it's not too bad, but the 3 lines up top looks a little iffy on the corners (don't seem quite uniform / in parallel), plus I think it adds unnecessary design elements. I noticed most of the text, but not all (not the slogan) has a drop shadow. I would remove the shadow for sure.



Tish Benjamin
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The black-stroked, green boxes takes quite a bit away from the simplicity - and the lack of padding between the top of the 4 icons and the little down arrow should be expanded. Aside from that, not too much else happening here in terms of design, so not much to critique. Some small changes and it could be quite solid.



Rubel Miah
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This has potential, but the 2 shades of blue on the left, and then on the right; they clash a bit. I would have used the darker blue color of the icons for the left. Not too bad though, thanks.



Diogo Silva
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The biggest issue with this is the layout. Cascading the 3 blips of contact information, along with centering the slogan beneath them, along with the left aligned logo / "freelance design" throws off the layout and makes it hard to follow/scan. The blue is just a tad bit on the darker side so it doesn't stick out quite enough against the black. I do like the FLD -- just some minor adjustments and it could be a lot better. Ty.



Hello guys!
My name is Diogo Silva and thisĀ“s my entry to the challenge
I hope you like it because i had spent my time in hard work on that
Thank you :)

PS: Hugs from Portugal :P

vvv Paz
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Not too much to be said about this one, as there's really not much layout design taking place. If it lacked anything, it might be uniqueness/creativity given this is for a designer. But for what it is, it's not bad. Thanks.



Final Entry, hope you like it.
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