Tuesday, September 28, 2010

my new desk

I found this wood in an alley, I think they used to be rafters. For now I'm using legs that I took from a $5 garage sale table...but I hate them because I'm constantly hitting my knees on them...going to have to find a solution...soon.

p.s. please comment on the post below...I don't want to choose between travis and henk...does nobody else need business cards? come on!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Die cut business card giveaway

If you're in the market for some new business cards like I am...you should check out uprinting's business card page it is pretty legit, and uprinting is fairly affordable. I actually have a newfound appreciation for uprinting because since I graduated I have gotten a few projects printed by local printers...just because I thought it would be easier than getting it done online and if there was a mistake in the job then I could get it fixed easily. I was so wrong. I got some thank-you cards printed locally...first of all they printed on the wrong stock. AND there was banding and the color was very spotty. Needless to say I asked them to reprint it on the correct stock...to make a long story short I ended up making 4 different trips over the span of a week and in the end I wasn't even close to satisfied with the end result. On the flip side, Uprinting has never done me wrong and in the long run it would have been way easier and cheaper for me to have them print and ship it to me than for me to try to give my business to the "little man"...that's my rant for the day. Oh yeah, this is actually a giveaway, and for those of you who actually stayed long enough to read my rant you get rewarded...all you have to do is leave a comment with your business card design on them and I will choose the best one. Or if they're all super good - which I doubt they will be - then I'll use a random picker..anyway here are the deets:

250 Die Cut Business Cards for One (1) Winner
2 x 3.5”, 2 x 2” (square card) or 1.75 x 3.5” (slim card)
Die cutting options available: Rounded Corners, Leaf, Rounded One-Corner, Half-Circle Side, Circle
Paper Type: 14pt Cardstock Gloss, Matte, or High Gloss; 13pt Cardstock Uncoated
Color: 4Color Front, Blank Back; 4Color Front, Black Back; 4Color Both Sides
Limited to US residents only 18 years old and above - sorry henk. Maybe you should move here...
Giveaway ends on September 30th.

For hosting this giveaway I will also be receiving 250 die-cut business cards from Uprinting.com...I'm pretty stoked on that as I have been thinking about designing a new one for myself.