When Erin Flynn, the designer who created my logo, business cards, and post cards, asked me to be a part of her new project, Indie Gift Box, I had to say yes! First, I knew it would be good for me to participate in something, get my name out there. Second, I definitely wanted to help start this off strong. And finally, it just looked like fun. So I said yes.
But what is Indie Gift Box? According to the website: We are a company dedicated to promoting independent artists and small businesses! We curate great items every month and organize them into themed boxes that you can purchase. Our goal is to help you discover new artists and companies, and to help those artists and companies grow their businesses!
I decided to send in several of my snuggly cuffs and wristlers. At first I thought about yarn, but the price point was a little high. Plus it would require the recipient to have some further skill to do something with it. The cuffs are small and wearable immediately, so I sent off five to Erin. She will place them in the boxes and some mystery person out there will get them! It could be you! If you are interested in purchasing a box, head over to the website and on July 1, you can place your order. Also, read the blog to learn more about each artist who has contributed. You may find someone there who is exactly what you’ve been looking for.
Erin recently learned to knit. And she’s been kicking butt. Just a week or two ago I sent her some yarn in exchange for working on my business cards, and she’s already made something awesome with it. Check out these great fingerless mitts! My handspun on top combined with a commercial yarn. Thanks for sharing, Erin!
So, Erin (check out her portfolio!) had such a good time helping me with my logo that she volunteered to assist me with my business cards and postcards. I suppose she must have sensed how desperate I was. And when I suggested we do a swap – my fiber for her graphic assistance – it was a done deal.
I knew I wanted new business cards to showcase my new logo, but every time I tried to put something together, it was such a snooze! She whipped up this snappy thing in no time at all. Again, she was great to work with, listening to my suggestions and making them work in the best way. Vista Print, send me 1000!
As for the postcards, I wanted something that would be a bit more informative than just a small, brief business card. Those are great to hand out en masse, but sometimes you need to give someone something with more ooomph. On one side I wanted a mosaic that showed a sampling of my work and on the back I have text that tells you more about my business. When I pitched the idea to Erin (check out her blog), she thought it was great, and luckily, she was willing to help me out. I sent her a few photos and the text and she put it all together. They couldn’t be better. Let’s do some marketing!