April 17, 2013
New Business Cards
I'd been meaning to get this done for at least a few months now... the designing and ordering of new business cards. I've been running low on the old ones for awhile, and these were cheap as heck at nextdayflyers.com... $18 for 1000! I'm pretty excited that I finally have some cards my new branding on them. I've been giving out the old ones all year long, even as my site, newest cd, and other materials were completely different. And this is a little embarrassing, but they're so old that they even had my myspace address on it, as well as a totally outdated description of my music (on the back.)
It's nice to have new cards. But part of me thinks that soon, I'll want to just scrap everything and go in a totally new direction. Some people like to keep their "signature" look for years. I get bored looking at the same logo over and over again, and have been feeling a bit sick of my newest look, haha.
Well, I guess it's not really "new" anymore, seeing it's been about a year since the last site redesign. In fact, I've been thinking a lot about a total re-brand. Some of you might have noticed- I've been recently making some tweaks to the site... taking away the background, then changing up the header. I also want to re-do the nav bar soon.
I feel like I need to keep things consistent with the look of my last album, which is why I kept the same font that I used for the cover, and the white background. At the same time, I have a desire to simplify everything, while still holding onto my core personality.
Sometimes though, I find it hard to fully express what it is that I want to convey via fonts, design elements, and colors. I learn things as I go. Doing my own designs only started as a necessity, and a way to trim costs. It was never my chosen artistry, though it is useful :)
So. I'm feeling a spring cleaning coming on... I want to start more clearly defining what this space is for, who I am, and what kind of people I want to attract here. I want to find better ways to tie together my life's musical track, and the writing/ photography I do on the blog. Though it is hard to know my "branding identity" when there are just so many directions I'm going in. I want to be so many different things, but sometimes I can't.
I want to "have it all."
Anyway... yeah. That's how I'm feeling today. I do hope you like the cards though :) I'm happy. xxo
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