rjaret has picked a winning letterhead & stationery design

For $300 they received 54 design concepts from 9 designers!

  • Award 1
    Rob Jaret by designjuice

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Starts:5-Oct-11 7:17 p.m. GMT

Ends:14-Oct-11 11:59 p.m. GMT


Award 1: $300, was awarded to designj...


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File 1: orchestra_complete.jpg (254.6 KB)

Uploaded on 5-Oct-11 6:29 p.m. GMT

File 2: brass2.jpg (49.1 KB)

Uploaded on 5-Oct-11 6:30 p.m. GMT

File 3: BusinessCardTreatment_... (11.5 KB)

Uploaded on 5-Oct-11 7:15 p.m. GMT

File 4: BusinessCArds1.pdf (68.8 KB)

Uploaded on 6-Oct-11 5:33 p.m. GMT

File 5: BusinessCArds5.odt (54.9 KB)

Uploaded on 6-Oct-11 5:33 p.m. GMT

Creative brief

The buyer added updates to the brief. Read them.

Business Name

Rob Jaret Music

What do you do?

Composer of music for film, tv, video games, etc.

What is the exact name you would like in your stationery?

Rob Jaret Music

You'll receive designs for biz cards, letterhead and envelopes.

Primarily I'm looking for a business card design, but additional designs for use on stationary/invoices/envelopes would be great too.

What is your industry?

film/tv/video games/advertising

Describe the target audience for your stationery

filmmakers, advertising companies, television producers, video game makers

What 3 things would you like to communicate to your audience through your stationery?

- Mix of the classical with contemporary, acoustic with electronic/digital.
- Serious music
- Story telling – my music is generally composed to support a visual narrative.

Please see my web site for other ideas - http://robjaret.com.

What stationery styles do you like?

please see addl. info/samples below

What colors do you want to see in your stationery?

please see addl. info/samples below

What colors do you NOT want to see in your stationery?

please see addl. info/samples below

What adjectives should best describe your stationery?

please see addl. info/samples below

Do you have additional info or links you want to share?

(Please see the attachment BusinessCardTreatment_10052011 for a formatted version of this info.)

I've attached the following files:
1) orchestra_complete.jpg - a complete image of a John Singer Sargent painting I've licensed from the Boston MFA for this purpose, as well as for images on my web site.
2) brass2.jpg - a detail from the painting I'd like to use for the business card/logo; you can play with the exact elements of the detail if you like from the original painting - what I like about this is it's amorphous quality.
3) BusinessCardTreatment_10052011 - a formatted version of this information
And two examples of layouts . . .
4) businesscardsv1 – using a sample of the background of the painting to provide a textured background to the card, but have it blend more smoothly into the detail, hopefully without altering the detail itself much. I’d probably use the background on the back of the card as well.
5) businescardsv5 – using the background color from my website – http://robjaret.com. (The color in this example is not right.)

I currently use various details from the painting on my website - http://robjaret.com too. This particular detail is used on the links page.

You're welcome to come up with your own ideas of how to make the detail work as well. I don’t think my examples incorporates any of the contemporary ideas I mention in the ‘three things you would like to communicate’ question above regarding the electronic/digital – acoustic paradox. If you have an idea that incorporated some other element into the card that had this, that could be really cool.

If you’d like some musical inspiration, these are two pieces that represent those different sides of my work:

I have a hi-res copy of the image, but its 60MB so I didn't think I should upload it here. Hopefully the .jpg is good enough for the design, and if we go forward I can get you the hi-res for the final version.

Brief updates

By rjaret on 6-Oct-11 5:36 p.m. GMT
I've uploaded versions of the sample business cards in non-MS Word formats because I was getting the impression people weren't seeing all the text and formatting. I checked them in OpenOffice and the formatting didn't hold up.

Please don't send me examples that are basically copies of what I already did. I won't be paying $300 for something I can do myself.
By rjaret on 12-Oct-11 6:25 p.m. GMT
Sorry everyone - need to give a couple of designers an opportunity to get some updates in, and I won't have time today to review them before the deadline. Just extending until friday.