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Design a Business Card for a Freelance Designer

Posted Oct 01, 2016

Ended 2016-10-08
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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Winning Entry

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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Dion Riet
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This has potential, but the "Freelance Designer" does not have enough contrast against the dark blue background, and this makes it very hard to read. I do like most of the rest though.



Been designing for 4 years now, never attended a design challenge, please don't roast me Gary

Artem Smirnov
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I do like the colors and the design to the right -- but the type and the type layout leaves a little bit to be desired. Just a few small adjustments in terms of alignment, and font selection and it'd be a lot more solid imo.



This is my first job in the design challenge. I hope to hear constructive criticism.

MichaelW Swiftdesigns
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God damnit Michael, you were supposed to use the mockup template I provided! Otherwise, not bad!



Vlad Mocanu
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Unfortunately it's very "blocky" and therefore quite cluttered. It's overwhelming and there's just too much happening. Simplify! ;)



This is my entry!

Budo Budo
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A major no that I see occurring here is mixing the serif and sans-serif fonts. It can be done, but rarely. Also, no sense of visual hierarchy here, I'm not sure which element is the most important, or where to look first, because it's all very similar in nature.



Melisa Sojini
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Not bad, the "specializing in.." text looks a bit funky with the rectangle surrounding it, not being centered or anything. The rectangular outline is unnecessary and I'd get rid of that. Thanks.



Really like the Mock-Up. Enjoy critiquing :)

Julia Truong
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Good, interesting entry!



Phone icon created by Gal Polonsky from Noun Project.

Jamie Curd
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It looks like that "DOE" green is a bit bright, and there needs to be more white space on the edge of the car and the type for the name, and the info down at the bottom. Not bad though.



Fiifi Ofori
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Not bad. Simple, but not bad! Thanks.



My Work. First time trying a designing challenge. Still learning Thanks

Tish Benjamin
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I would definitely not use that font, as it's a very common and over-used font. And serif fonts are generally the type of fonts you would avoid for most tech/design related businesses. Thanks!



This is my second entry. Hope you like it.

Alfred Alves
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Unique concept. Simplicity is lacking because you have a lot of different type-styles occurring here with different fonts, letter spacing, etc.. Not much white space in certain areas, like above the name and below the address bar. Thanks!



Luca SmileFX
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Despite that you had to scale down the size of the entire image, the type is still way too small, even if you didn't have to scale it down. I can tell based on the size of the text in relation to the other elements. You need to increase the size of the type significantly for readability. Thanks!



My second Entry on here! This time something more modern; I excuse for the unreadable text (happended because fo the downscaling Process)

Pia Pulido
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Not a bad entry, though I'm not quite sure about the white icons against that teel color. Thanks.



last entry for me.
icons used are from iconfinder.com

had to scale both of my entries down because they were too big, so hopefully i scaled it down correctly

Pia Pulido
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Interesting take. It seems almost "code'ish" / "hacker"'ish with the system font. Thanks for your entry.



all the icons used are from iconfinder.com

Michael Fagan
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One thing I don't see is the required "specializes in ..." text. Outside of that, the contact info and name does seem a bit crammed at the bottom. Thanks.



Hello! Here is my entry!

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