A Call Out to Designers for Cafepress CEO Custom Business Cards
Perks and contests for designers are always fun – and the opportunity to show off your work is a great motivator for a designer – such is the case when Bob Marino CEO of Cafepress called out to the artists and designers from Cafepress to design a business card for him –
On July 12 2013 – he simply posted on Facebook – I don’t have any perks. Some CEO’s get a car or club membership; I have none of that. I would like one self-indulgent thing. I want custom business cards. If someone is willing to help me here is the deal:
For further clarification, he also stated the following:
I want this to be creative so letting you decide what and how to use the back. In my minds eye the side with my info is a work of art. You decide where the contact info should go. Your side should include at least a link to your art but otherwise its up to you to determine what you want on your side of the card.
No other hints, suggestion, ideas or requirements were asked – it was wide open (which really made it difficult to figure out what he would want ) – Submissions were accepted for two weeks (plus a couple days) and this morning the results were in –
Bob chose 3 designs for his business cards- I can only imagine the talent and designs that were submitted – I have no idea how many submissions there were but I know the work of some of the artists who responded to the post on Facebook – and I am in awe of their work.
These are the three winning designs and the artist who submitted them :
Congratulations to the winners ! And looking forward to this type of perk for future opportunities from the executive team at Cafepress !
NOTE: To those who know me.. yes the middle design is mine and I am absolutely honored to have been one of the three chosen – I submitted 4 designs, here are all four of my submissions: (I have NO Idea Why he chose the blackboard design – I personally liked the others much better )