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Community Project: Promote Yourself with Postcards!

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Promotional Postcards are a great medium to show artwork to a large audience without breaking the budget. To celebrate the launch of the new Vectortuts+ Design Essentials Session, Vectortuts+ and MOO have teamed up to bring you an exciting new Community Project. Find out how to participate and go into the running to Win One of Three $100 Printing Vouchers from MOO at the jump.


Creative Session – Project Brief

You're looking to promote your portfolio and all you have is a postcard. Imagine the same postcard on an art directors desk with a stack of other portfolio submissions. How will your design stand out from the rest? Seems tricky, but it doesn't have to be. Don't let the medium limit your imagination. Clever design is better than expensive design.

To get started sit down with some paper and pencil, sketch out different ways you could use the postcard creatively. For example, you could design a series of postcards based on a theme or you could make a design that turns the card into paper craft, if you're feeling ambitious, you could even try your hand at old fashioned blue and red 3D.

Those ideas should be enough to get you started, what are you waiting for? Go crazy with your ideas and show us how creative you are!


Win One of Three $100 Print Vouchers from MOO!

Not only will you have a great time participating in this project, if you upload your design to the Vectortuts+ Facebook Group by 11:59pm (PST) 31st March 2011 you can go in the running to Win one of Three $100 MOO Printing Vouchers! Sessions are all about improving your design skills in a fun and relaxed way, so winners will be chosen at random. Good luck.


Project Format

Once you've chosen an idea, you need to think about the format. A common size for a postcard is 152 mm by 109 mm. You can also download a handy template from the MOO website. Your postcard can be made using any medium or software package you like, just be sure to add a note about your medium when you upload your artwork.


How to Participate

  1. Join the Vectortuts+ Facebook Group
  2. Upload your postcard designs to the Vectortuts+ "Wall" with a short description of your design.

Guidelines:

  • Artwork can be any style or theme and in any medium you choose. This is a project for everyone!
  • Your design doesn't have to be about the latest style and design trends, the project's aim is to be fun and individual.
  • You may submit more than one design, as long as each one is unique
  • The final image must be a 152 mm wide and 109 mm high Jpg.
  • When you publish your work on Facebook, please include one or two paragraphs about yourself and/or your work and a link to your website / online portfolio.

Fee Shipping on MOO Postcards for Vectortuts+ Readers!

That's not all, the lovely people over at MOO would like to extend a special discount code to all Vectortuts+ Readers!

Use the Promotion Code: POSTCARDTUTS for: FREE Standard Shipping when you order MOO Postcards.
Hurry! This code is valid for one use only and will expire 11:59pm (PST) 31st March 2011.

Visit moo.com and start creating.


Inspiration

The following images are from the MOO group pool on Flickr. Check it out for more creative ways to print and show your work.

Postcards Collection by Fashion Fucsia

Motorcar Postcards by Neal McCullough

Promo Postcards by Jonny Wan

Boogie On series by Lili Chin

'Yours Truly, My Valentine' postcard by Lottie Frank

Glassware Post by Kate McCurrach

Postcards by Studio Meez

Halloween Postcards by Stephen May

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