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Marketing and Branding Blog | SilkCards

Business Card Design for Makeup Artists: Your Art Lives on Your Card

[fa icon="calendar'] September 18, 2019 / by Angel Lozano posted in Business cards, design, Illustration

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Aesthetics reign supreme in the beauty industry, and first impressions matter. When clients are deciding who to book, they want to see creativity, artistic talent, and a sense of style that jives with their own — and there’s no better place to look than on a business card.

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The Ultimate Guide to Ordering Gift Cards for Your Business

[fa icon="calendar'] September 12, 2019 / by Gil Watts posted in Business Gift Cards, design, Business

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“Do you have gift cards available?”

Being able to answer “yes” to this question can be valuable for your business in a few intersecting ways. 

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Seasonal Illustration Techniques for Fall

[fa icon="calendar'] September 6, 2019 / by Angel Lozano posted in design, Illustration

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Seasons change, and so do color palettes — as the weather gets colder, colors get warmer, shifting toward oranges, reds, and browns to reflect the changing colors of leaves. 

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Adding Hand-Drawn Design Elements: Finding the Right Balance For Your Brand

[fa icon="calendar'] August 28, 2019 / by Angel Lozano posted in Business cards, branding, design

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Design doesn’t have to be daunting, even for people who lack a formal design background. Well executed, hand-drawn logos on business cards create a rich, highly personal look that can help define a brand. They can be light, whimsical, and welcoming, or they can be abstract, moody, or stripped down to the basics — it all depends on your inspiration. Paired with the right typography and layout, hand-drawn ink illustrations can tap into an emotional experience, not unlike the illustrations in your favorite family cookbook. 

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7 Things We’ve Learned by Making Artists’ Business Cards

[fa icon="calendar'] August 21, 2019 / by Russell Collins posted in Business cards, design

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Over the past twenty years, we’ve helped hundreds of artists and creative professionals bring their wild and innovative ideas to life. With that experience comes a wealth of valuable knowledge about what it really takes to execute a creative vision.

Here are our seven biggest takeaways: 

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Trending Fun Fonts to Inspire Your Business Card Designs

[fa icon="calendar'] August 14, 2019 / by Russell Collins posted in Business cards, design

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Business card design and typography trends vary from industry to industry, but the information on them is almost always the same — company name, signature (i.e. your name), contact information, and maybe a tagline to bring your messaging home.

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Bold, Bright Color Palettes that Remind Us of Summer

[fa icon="calendar'] August 7, 2019 / by Russell Collins posted in Business cards, design

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Certain visual elements will always make it feel like summer. A meadow full of daisies in bloom, cotton candy sunsets, an umbrella perched up on a sizzling sand dune — this is the look and feel of summer. What can designers do to connect a brand with this good vibe?

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Silkcards Rebrand: Unveiled

[fa icon="calendar'] April 16, 2019 / by Henry Fan posted in Business cards, design

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Friends,

I’m overjoyed to announce that we’ve launched a new look. Check out the new website and our brand refresh here: https://4colorprint.com/.

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Paper Type and Card Stock: How to Choose the Best Business Card Stock

[fa icon="calendar'] April 9, 2019 / by Gil Watts posted in Business cards, design

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Business cards are highly visual, but smart designers know the power that comes from going beyond looks alone and engaging with touch using paper weight and texture.

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How to Accent Your Business Card Design with Gloss

[fa icon="calendar'] April 2, 2019 / by Phil Song posted in Business cards, branding, marketing, design

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