A couple of weeks ago I announced my new finger-puppet business cards. I designed them to serve several functions:
- To demonstrate my abilities as a character desginer;
- To stand out and be a good conversation starter at networking events;
- To display not just my contact info but list past clients and quotes/endorsements from satisfied art directors.
So far the cards have been a big hit. I’ve received a lot of positive feedback. It’s fun to watch grown professionals turn silly for a moment as they put their fingers through the little holes and move the character’s “legs”. Several people have asked to have one of each. So I’ve decided to offer them for free through my blog.
If you’d like to own a set, just send your name and address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll drop all three in the mail to you. No charge. My treat as a small thank-you for reading this blog. (Be sure to write “business cards” in the subject line of your email).
Another way to get the cards is to sign up for my mailing list. It’s a quick and easy way to keep up on my latest projects. Every month or two I send out a short promotional email showcasing my latest work, and I also mail out a postcard about once a year (I should do it more often but, well, I don’t). When you fill out the form just write “business cards” in the comments line and I’ll mail ‘em to ya.
The cards are totally free with no strings attached. But if at some point you happen to need a freelance character designer/illustrator, I hope the cards will serve as a reminder that I’m out there and available.