In this digital era of curated images and selective story-telling through our social media feeds, it has become more and more important to let our personal quirks show through as a means to differentiate ourselves from the rest. All of a sudden we have all gone from being just people or business owners to “being” a brand.
But how do you become a successful brand? There are many things that lead to success, but one the biggest wins is to be memorable. How do you do that? Well, I’ll give you 3 quick tips to kick-start your imagination and inspire you to come up with other ways that are unique to you and your brand.
3 Ways to be More Memorable
Now tell me, do your business cards match your style? Does your design or lettering style match your personal vibe or are you imitating others? Does the work you’re putting out match the work you want to attract? Are you doing a good job interpreting the vision of the people you are doing lettering/designing commissions for while infusing it with your own creative vibe?
These are topics I can dive into a little deeper in the coming weeks, but for now, I want to show you a little something I created a few days ago.
It's my latest business card template (shown above), which I created for color-loving hair professionals. The hand lettered design and bright colors are attention grabbing while the tad bit of humor are sure to bring a ready to a smile and spike their interest. Of course not all hair stylists will “vibe” with this card, but for those that do and combine it with a memorable interaction you bet people will want to hold on to it as a tiny little keepsake in remembrance of said interaction. Now assuming you were a hair dresser with a creative business card and tag line along with your stylish sense of fashion, your unique vibe that makes people feel beautiful even BEFORE they sit on your chair – it’s all an expression of creativity and authenticity. And we all know creativity is a lifestyle not just hair style, right?
In this same way, I invite you to look at the way you interact with your tribe and customers. What about your business cards, do they match your vibe/style? It reality, business cards are not that big of a deal anymore being that we can reach thousands more people through social media, but for those that do still use business cards I’m sure you’ll agree that there’s something magical about being at a networking event and seeing people’s face light up when they see your card and ask more questions about what you do or who designed them. Business cards have the power to keep the conversation going and when done well, they add to the “being memorable” factor which may result in new friendships, connections, referrals and hopefully more business.
Thanks for spending time with me today. Now, I know this has been a one sided conversation so I’d love it if you share a bit of insight with me so that I can finetune the way I design my business card templates. If you have a minute, I’d appreciate you answering the questions below.
Thanks a bunch! Till next time.
I'm such a procrastinator when it comes to filing my taxes. Mostly because I'm a full-time employee with a side gig so at the end of the year I have a lot receipts to add up to enter all my deductions. I used to be HORRIBLE at keeping organized but along the years I've discovered ways to make the process a lot less painful, thanks to technology. If you're not a numbers person and are having a hard time like I did, here are a few tips to help you stay on track.
I never intended to jump on the "Monday hater" bandwagon. In fact, Mondays used to be my FAVORITE day of the week. I love where I live, I enjoy my commute to my office in Palm Desert where I spend all day doing what I do best – creating stuff! And marketing stuff - ha!
However, the last two seasons at work have been very intense and without proper rest time for almost 2 years, I'm feeling pretty burnt out. Waking up to an alarm clock on a Monday morning is not necessarily my favorite part of the work week. But you know what's my favorite part about Monday? When it's over, 'cause Friday, here I come!
NOTE: Artwork created on the iPad Pro in the Procreate App with the Apple Pencil.
It all started last Saturday morning. I woke up with a sore throat, but I thought it was just allergies combined with a minor cold I may have caught the night before at the Hombres G and Enanitos Verdes concert. But I was wrong.
I'm a freakin' rollercoaster of chills and sweat, hot and cold, sneezing and congestion to suddenly breathing and feeling a tad bit more normal for a short period of time. I feel better one moment, but then I get up to warm up so soup for myself aaaand then I'm exhausted.
It's already Thursday morning and I have a feeling that these germs love me so much, they're gonna stick around for Weekend 2. Yay me.
Stay healthy my friend. Achoo!
Xo, Dio ;-)
This one's for you, my fellow lipstick hustler! Showcase your love for color with these attention grabbing business cards. They're bright, fun and colorful just like your LipSense products AND they deliver a clear message at first glance. When it comes to makeup, you're their girl!
To purchase visit my Zazzle shop at PaisleyInParis.com
This one's for all you makeup lovers! Digital wallpaper for your phone and iPad, now available in the shop. If you see something on my Instagram feed that you like and would like to have it as digital wallpaper for your devices, send me a note! I'd be happy to set that up for you.
Hi - I'm Dio!
🎨 💄 Designer/Lettering Artist
and LipSense Distributor, on a mission to color your world!
My Zazzle Shop
Blast From the Past (old blogs)
Thank for your visiting! I try my best to inspire through my doodles and craft projects. I’m often asked what tools I use to create my work, so I’ve incorporated affiliate links in my posts to products I use and recommend. This means that if you click AND make a purchase, I will earn a small commission…hopefully enough to invest in creativity fuel (coffee) and art supplies to keep me growing as an artist and sharing my work with you. Please note that anything marked with an asterisk (*) indicates an affiliate link.
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