With my Business Card design i didn’t want to go to ‘artsy’ as i wanted them to remain profesional and to the point.
I went for a simple white background with black paint splat design. I wanted to add a feminine touch, and as mentioned in a previous post, i really like the ‘rose gold/copper’ look at the moment. So i decided to go with that. I simply made a copper boarder and placed the necessary information within it. I ordered them so that the copper font would appear metallic in it’s finish
Looking at them now, i do wish i had with something a little more creative, but still keeping it plain, but these can always be redesigned at a later date.
I had previously designed a home page for the eco warriors top trump cards, as had some of the rest of the group. I decided to make two more pages for the website, i wanted to be able to visually explain how a child would submit their work and did so by creating the page below.
I wanted to make it very simple and using simple worlds so it was child friendly. Using my boyfriends little sisters information i made the page look as if she was submitting her work. She has browsed her computer and chosen her drawing. She has entered her name, age and some information about her character. Once she is happy she can submit her work and we can then transform it into one of the card designs seen at the bottom of the page. She could also safely give us her address or email and we could send her a real hard copy of her top trump card.
At the bottom of the page there is a click through link to view the gallery of other kids word, and here it is below.
Again, i tried to make this page very easy to understand and very user friendly. Clicking teh black arrows with let the images move either left or right like a gallery reel. If the child wants to take a closer look at a card they can click the image at it will become larger, as seen below.
As part of a group of 5, creating a deck of 20 cards means we can evenly distribute the work load by creating 4 cards each. I was in charge of Octavia human and Octavia Octopus (as Octavia is designed loosely on me). There are also 5 minions so it was fair to do a minion each. I got the minion of Agility and lastly, i created Yukky.
Here are the 4 cards.
Once we have decided on a typography design these cards will be changed to include our design.
Now that the group has discussed, we have decided to do a mock up design of all the cards in full colour which we will later finalize with the typography included. We are doing 4 cards each, i’m doing Octavia Human, Octavia Octopus, Yukky and Minion 5 which i have renamed Mingility as he is the minion of Agility.
Here are some very rough sketches i did in my sketchbook.
As we decided to focus on a Top Trump style card game, i decided to do a quick idea of what the cards could look like using a character Tyrone had created previously, the character is called Yukky and as you can see in the card, he is a dog like creature. We had previously only ever designed him in grey scale and so we all thought these cards would be a great opportunity to recreate our world in colour, Tyrone had always wanted Yukky to be a ‘yucky’ green colour and this is what i came up with. We will later add our typography design into the final card designs.