KellyAC has picked a winning letterhead & stationery design

For $250 they received 52 design concepts from 7 designers!

  • Award 1
    B_Card_Design by Dhir

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Starts:4-Sep-13 7:23 p.m. GMT

Ends:8-Sep-13 7:23 p.m. GMT


Award 1: $250, was awarded to Dhir


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Uploaded on 4-Sep-13 7:15 p.m. GMT

Creative brief

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Business Name

AV Advantage

What do you do?

We are an AV rental company.

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

AV Advantage

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

We would like business cards and letterhead, but need a few different envelopes - a standard letter (#10), a standard letter window envelope (#10 left window), and a 9-1/2 x 12-1/2 envelope. We also need a 2" x 4" label (name/logo, address, and toll-free number).

What is your industry?


Describe the target audience for your stationery

Anyone who needs to plan/host any kind of meeting or event for two to about three hundred people... wedding planners, event/meeting planners, restaurateurs, contractors, architects, sports club/event managers, families having special event celebrations, continuing education groups, professional associations, medical sales, government agencies, houses of worship...

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

Professional & High Quality
Personal, Quality Service
Simplicity & Reliability

What stationery styles do you like?

We aren't too picky. We just want something that looks very clean, creative & professional. We do NOT want anything too busy.

What colors do you want to see in your stationery?

We're pretty open here too, depending on the design. Simple, yet uniquely creative.

All files should be CMYK - not RGB.

Any black should be a rich black vs. black. Rich black prints true black, while black prints slightly off-black. Rich black is Cyan 50%, Magenta 40%, Yellow 40% and Black 100%.

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

No RGB please

What adjectives should best describe your stationery?

Uniquely creative, yet simple and professional. Should have some feel-good energy to it.

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

Please size images so the cut line allows for a 1/8" bleed and a 1/8" safety. This works well with most printers.

Please make sure all fonts are outlined, so nothing drops out in printing.

All files should be saved for CS5.

Our contact information is as follows:
1011 Linden Avenue (spell out avenue please)
Charlottesville, VA 22902-6241 (two spaces after VA - not one)
toll free: 800-326-0935
main: 434-244-0644
fax: 434-244-0647
video: address to be determined

Business cards can be printed on both sides. They should include the standard information, plus a Direct Line, and have room for an extension after the main number.

We would like to include a webpage address (, a video link, and social media icons (FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+ & FourSquare) where appropriate, and where we can do so without cluttering things up too much.

Not all information needs to be included on every piece, but should be appropriate to the medium. This includes the tag line. Although we would like to promote our tag line as much as possible, there are times when it will be more appropriate to leave it out or place it in another location. Either is ok.

I am attaching an image to get you started. There is one small change being made today. I will upload the replacement file tomorrow, along with few other file types.

We will try to comment on each entry: voting as we can, but probably only commenting once each day. We would love to offer more money - we greatly appreciate the work of creatives, but have other projects and a very tight budget. We are looking forward to the future using products created through crowdSPRING. :) Thank you for participating!

A little about us... IF you are interested: (no instructions from here down)

Customers love: our affordability - about half of what most venues charge for equipment rental; personal, quality service - no answering machines and we are attentive!; 24hr technical support; we do the planning for them - all they need is the size of the space and number of people (usually between 2-300 people); our ease-of-use - they call us, tell us their venue and group size, we connect them with everything they need, and equipment arrives at the venue the day before the event; equipment comes in custom cases with detailed custom instructions (we rarely do onsite setup - if you can connect a DVD player, you can set up our equipment); the custom cases mean the equipment just gets put back in the box - no packing required; they drop the case at the venue's desk or at the local post office and it will come back to us safely; and we have a 99% no-fail rate.

Brief updates

By KellyAC on 5-Sep-13 1:39 p.m. GMT
Wow! This is going to be a TOUGH contest! There is not a single entry thus far, that I wouldn't be very happy with, already. I haven't started scoring/commenting yet, because I need to think about how to do it, when I want to give them all 5s. Thank you all for submitting!
By KellyAC on 8-Sep-13 4:42 p.m. GMT
I want to thank everyone for the submissions. This was VERY difficult to score. There wasn't anything we would NOT be happy with really. I apologize for the delay in feedback. We spent a great deal of time meeting and discussing the entries on Friday, but there just wasn't time to get the notes in. We'll be commenting again, then another group with narrow the submissions and vote. Hopefully, we will have a winner determined tomorrow. Thank you again, and good luck!
By KellyAC on 9-Sep-13 2:53 p.m. GMT
Thank you to all our creatives for all their submissions. There isn't REALLY a 1 or 2 in the group, so we are going to have to re-score today as a means of narrowing our finalists and choosing a winner. So please do not be alarmed if you rating changes. WE LIKE YOUR DESIGN. Again, there is nothing in this group that has poor design. All we can do is compare the designs to each other. Thank you again, and GOOD LUCK! We should have a winner today or tomorrow. Have a great day!
By KellyAC on 13-Sep-13 2:18 p.m. GMT
I want to thank everyone for participating. crowdSpring has provided us great services and the creatives here have been awesome! Please look for other contests over the next several days, and also keep your eyes out for more in the future. We greatly value every submission! Thank you again!
By KellyAC on 24-Sep-13 3:29 a.m. GMT
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