Clean Simple Agency Business Card

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General Information – Standard sized business cards 3.5”x 2” – Print Ready – Bleed lines and guides are ready in the .psd files with image showing “safe area” “Bleed” and “trim marks” – None of the text files are rasterized which allows for simple customization

Font information

There were Two fonts used on this business card one from Dafonts.com and one from http://www.urbanfonts.com, please see bellow for the download details of the fonts.

http://www.dafont.com/champagne-limousines.font http://www.urbanfonts.com/fonts/Decker.htm Contents

1 Master Business card master file – High Resolution jpeg example files of each item – Print guide images explaining what all “safe area” “Bleed” and “trim marks” mean – Html instruction guide explained with images to make everything clear

If you are having difficulty customizing the business cards we, offer free support for products you have purchased from us. Just e-mail us at “darkstardesigns@whatstheharm.com” and let us know what you would like the cards to say and we will change it, free of charge.

If you need to have a custom logo created for your use on the business card you purchased from us, we will offer a great rate and work with you to give you a timely and pleasurable experience.

 

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Guitar Magazine front cover

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This is a one of a kind Guitar Magazine front cover it has been provided in both PSD and Indesign formats so which ever package you use it you will have no problem customizing it. It is A4 sized but can esily be modified to be what ever size you want.

You can use the front cover for what ever type of magazine you wich just change the picture and away you go.

Featured Amazing Work Artist Hotpin

I am going to share with you some great Flyer templates from Hotpin, they are great and very detailed and useful for nearly any kind of business and only  $6, so great value and a really solid place to start from if you want to make them your own but are limited on time. And as if it could not get any better all the templates are easy to customise. so with out further ado I will provided a number of samples of his work. if you wish to purchase any then all you have to do is just click on one of the images and it will take you to the purchase page!

PARTY/CLUB FLYERS AND POSTER TEMPLATE

Club/party flyers & Poster template

3 PSD files in 3 sizes:A3, A4 and A5 (42×28.7 , 29.7×21 and 21×14.8 cm) or (23.4×16.5 , 11.7×8.3 and 8.3×5.8 in) with 3mm bleed

Many color variations: Just find the colors folder and play around with the layers also you can have 2 layers activated at the same time. Also you can change the headphones color.

Clearly labeled folders and layers

CMYK ready to print with guides

Poker Night Flyer Template

Poker Night Bar Flyer Template is suitable for bar poker night and with some modifications on text you can use it to advertise your poker or casino website!

3 PSD files – 8.5”x11” and 5.5”x8.5” with 0.25” bleed

2 Versions- Poster and Flyer

Clearly labeled folders and layers

CMYK – 300dpi – Ready to print with guides

Funky Vibes Party Club Flyer Template

Funky Vibes Party_Club Flyer Template is perfect for club event and party you are organizing and any music genre!

1 PSD file: 5”x7”

Clearly labeled folders and layers

CMYK – 300dpi – Ready to print with guides

Easy to change colors

Carnival Party/Club Flyer Template

Carnival club party flyer template is a modern design psd template suitable for any carnival party or club event you are organizing!

2 PSD files in 2 sizes: A4 and A5 (,29.7×21 and 21×14.8 cm) or (11.7×8.3 and 8.3×5.8 in) with 3mm bleed

Many color variations: Just find the colors folder and play around with the layers also you can have 2 layers activated at the same time.

Clearly labeled folders and layers

CMYK ready to print with guides

Featured Author RafaelOliveira

RafaelOliveira has a very impressive portfolio of work wide and varied, Facebook timelines, logos, brochures, business cards, banners, text syles and much much more, I am going to share some of my favorite work of his. feel free to have a look at them and just click on the images to visit the purchase page if your interested in buying any.

Custom Facebook Covers

Pro Banners Pack

The Developer Business Card

Web Elements Pack

Featured Artist chrisatlemon High Quality Work

I am going to share with you some great website template from chrisatlemon they are great and very detailed and useful for nearly any kind of business and range in price from $3 to $8 but well worth the money. And as if it could not get any better all the templates are easy to customise. so with out further ado I will provided a number of samples of his work. if you wish to purchase any then all you have to do is just click on one of the images and it will take you to the purchase page!

Corporate Business Style Trifold Brochure

Included in this package are 4 colour versions of the trifold each featuring three different front page layouts. Each front page layout also features three different image fill options. As an addition I also included the bright version layout for reference.

Premium web boxes

This complete set of web boxes will work in every configuration. From simple but colourful, to adding in ribbons and buttons, icons and extras and enhancing with your own product imagery or message.

All elements are editable, all colours can be changed, all fonts can be swapped, all shapes are fully customisable Photoshop vectors. Resizing, twisting and turning without quality loss is not a problem. This makes them versatile not only as “web boxes” but also as banner ads, pricing tables, any other sort of web announcement or even print.

Everything is organised in clearly labelled layers and optimised for ease of use and quick customisation. Going from the simplest to the most complete configuration takes no more than five clicks.

Vintage Badges – Matte Series

You are looking at highly detailed work, four distinct badge styles, created with much attention to font mix, textures and lighting. Each vintage / retro badge can be displayed in different configurations: clean and elegant to elaborate and colourful. Layouts can be changed with just one click. All elements can be freely scaled, edited and coloured with just one or two clicks. All assets are organised in clearly labelled Photoshop layers and are fully editable. All vintage / retro badges are included in two versions: optimised for screen display or high-resolution print. Also included is extensive documentation.

Hoodie Mock-Up – Ladies Version

High resolution ladies hoodie mock-up. Smart objects so you simply have to paste in your artwork.

An interview with Joanne Taylor

Over the last 2 year I have spent many hours on a site called graphicriver a place for selling design templates of all sorts, it is a great place with many talented authors so I have decided to interview artists from the site and this is one of many more to come. I hope this will help people understand how other designer work and what processes they go through. I do not censor what the artist tell me I try to keep in all they say as it is good to know how different artists work.

1. How did you get started in the design industry, and what is your advice for people thinking of doing the same?

Very gradually, almost by mistake actually. Drawing and art was the only thing that consistently interested me since childhood, and just about everything in my life takes second place to it. (Except my cat.) I got married very young and in those days a woman was expected to just settle down and do the wife thing. I tried it for 10 years and went mad, ending up a single mother with 3 little ones before i was 30; so i had to go out and get a job. A benevolent little medical ad agency took me in as a junior visualiser and i discovered i loved illustrating muscles and bones. From there i slowly drifted into illustration and the freelanced after 3 years and worked on all sorts of art, illustration and design projects for small time clients. Busking really. I would never have referred to myself as a ‘professional’.

I only began working on the computer ‘digitizing’ some of my ideas after i inherited an iMac from my younger son Ross. He died in 2010 from cancer (2 years after miraculously surviving a great white shark attack!) He gave me my first proper Photoshop lessons from his sickbed when he couldn’t see or walk anymore. It was an amazing and gift from him.

Advice for anyone wanting to do the same? Firstly, love the art and the process more than anything or anyone else. (except your pet). Secondly, know that the reward is in the process of creating, not in the income it may or may not generate. A long time ago i used to think i needed to work to make money to buy things to make me happy. Now with most of my life behind me (unless i live to be over 120!) i am really pleased that i made the creating of things my priority, rather than the buying of things.

2. What is your process for starting a new piece of work?

The question should be “Where is the process…” The answer is in bed! Most of my idea happen in that semi-conscious state between 4 and 6 am. It’s always been that way. I sleep for about 5 hours a night and then create for a few hours before getting up. I have such fully detailed images sometimes that all i have to do when i sit down at the drawing table (or computer now) is ‘copy’ what i saw.

3. Do you have any favourite websites for finding design inspiration?

I follow a few artists on Behance, and i like Illustrationmundo.com, but generally i try not to spend too much time online. Our connection here in South Africa is very frustrating that browsing can make a serious dent in the daily work time. Life itself is an inspiration – observing it. There is no substitute for curiousity and observation when developing your creativity.

4. What do you think are the most important skills for a designer to have/develop?

The technical skills will come with practice, but the ideas… well, i think they require empty space to be born into. For me that empty space is the hypnogogic consciousness between sleep and wake time. Like silence is to Zen practitioners. They say there are no totally new and original ideas, that everything comes from reconnections of things already experienced, but for those new connections to be made, the space must be empty. So i would say one needs to develop the faculties of observation, curiosity and silence.

5. What does your work area look like and what make it special to you?

My workspace is only a corner of my already tiny sleeping area attached to my studio. The window overlooks the Tsitsikamma mountains, and a giant mulberry tree. I have a Windows computer to work on, and Ross’s iMac is connected to the internet. My painting studio takes up 99 percent of my whole living space, and it looks different from day to day depending on what is being done. It also overlooks the mountains, and the back window is overshadowed by a huge guava tree which attracts the baboons living in the small nature sanctuary nearby.

6. What trends will emerge and be popular in 2012 in your opinion?

I don’t consider myself knowledgeable enough to predict what is trending, but i do see a lot more simplicity in illustration. I think ‘popularity’ is often an instigated thing – today it is all about celebrity and fame, and all one has to do is get something used or slandered by a famous person to become the next fad. But generally i think trends in things like design evolve behind the scenes to cater to technicalities. Minimal styles enable much faster up and downloading, are easier to see on smaller screens… that sort of thing.

7. When you are not designing what do you get up to?

Up until a couple of years ago i did a lot of roller blading to keep fit. Now i spend too much time on my computer! But i walk in this beautiful area, and cycle. We (my elder son and his wife and 2 yr old son) have a raku pottery studio, two hives of honey bees, a ‘working’ garden with a large collection of cacti and succulents, and baboons and monkeys for neighbours. There’s not much time for anything else.

8. Which piece of you work are you most proud of and why?

Thirty years of working life it is impossible to say which piece of work has given me most satisfaction. As an artist generally i suppose the last painting commission i had was the most rewarding. It was the biggest project i ever undertook, 5 panels measuring about 7ft x 4ft each. They hardly fitted in my little studio but i just started and kept going and enjoyed every stage, some of it being done on the patio under the mulberry tree. The clients were fantastic, really enthusiastic as i sent ‘work in progress’ images. You can see it being installed in the photograph.

9. What do you do when get creative block and how do you overcome it?

If i ever got such a thing i would just go to bed.

10. What are the current design goals you’re looking to achieve?

don’t know if anyone could imagine what an achievement it was for me just to get stuff accepted on Graphic River. I am a total ‘outsider’… in the artistic and horse racing sense! I’ve never planned anything in my life, just got carried along on the current, being forced into taking all sorts of directions whilst trying to forge some sort of career in art. I may never have achieved anything if other things didn’t happen.

So my current ‘design goals’ are very modest. I want to make 1000 sales by the time i get my one year badge on GR. I want to hone my personal style a bit more, instead of it looking a bit schizophrenic. (But i have said that all my life!) I want to get good enough in both Photoshop and Illustrator so that i can teach my grandson what my own son taught me.


Featured Author Cooledition

Cooledition has a very impressive portfolio of work wide and varied, party fliers, logos, brochures, business cards and much much more, I am going to share some of my favourite work of his. feel free to have a look at them and just click on the images to visit the purchase page.

Unforgettable Party Flyer

Facebook Timeline Covers Templates

Pro Web Display

Modern Corporate Business Flyer

Featured Artist Era89

Era89 is an author over at graphicriver.net he specializes main in Photoshop layer styles creating some of the most creative and versatile ones I have ever seen and they are always of the highest quality. I am going to show a number of his works just click on any of the image to follow to the purchase page.

Cinematica Text Effects – PS Styles

Ultimate Photoshop Styles

80’s Retro Photoshop Styles

Featured Artist Ranfirefly

Ran, is a creative director & interaction designer at Firefly studio, working within brand identity and web development, art direction, motion graphics and printed literature. I am going to show a number of his works just click on any of the image to follow to the purchase page.

Pack of 60 Icons

World – Infographic Elements – Visual Information

Fiber carbon pattern background texture

Go Green – Infographic Elements – info template

An interview with Contrast Black

Over the last 2 year I have spent many hours on a site called graphicriver a place for selling design templates of all sorts, it is a great place with many talented authors so I have decided to interview artists from the site and this is one of many more to come. I hope this will help people understand how other designer work and what processes they go through. I do not censor what the artist tell me I try to keep in all they say as it is good to know how different artists work.

1. How did you get started in the design industry, and what is your advice for people thinking of doing the same?

My first contact with the design industry was back in the days while I was still in school. All my colleagues were busy back then playing football or watching cartoons, while I was busy sketching and “visiting” subway depots with a few totally innocent spray-cans in my backpack. It wasn’t what you’d call a classic approach to wanting to become a graphic designer, but rather the later became a clear goal upon advancing with age. Mind you, this was happening somewhere around the age of 14. A few years later, and a whole lot of sketchbooks and repainted interior walls, I finally settled down on illustration and received my first few clients based on my urban style. Those were the good old times. No worries, few clients, and any payment was good, as it was instantly invested in another batch of spray-cans.

My only advice towards people thinking about pursuing a career in this domain would be to “stop thinking about pursuing a career” and rather pursue their own style, their own passion, and if good design and intricate works are a by-product, then I can only guarantee that they might be successful later when it matters. Stress is good if you use stress as a motivational factor, not if you burden yourself with it instead of using it to your advantage, so keep your focus, maintain a clear overview of what you do with joy, and keep doing it. Only through passion can one obtain greatness, never through “need”. Continue reading