They say “the shoemaker’s kids have no shoes.” And that’s kind of the mentality I had when my husband asked me to make him business cards for his company. He buys and sells pallets and has recently started making neat items from some of the pallets he’s collected. Without a deadline or the normal client-designer dealings, Elijah’s project kept getting pushed down on my to-do list. BUT, I finally made time to give his company a look.
I wanted to do a hand-drawn logo for his brand, since the items he makes are built by hand. This has a less digital and computerized look, more handcrafted. I also created a wood grain pattern, using pencil and watercolor (both medias I adore). I used this pattern as a background and printed on a heavy brown kraft card stock, giving the look of wood. I also added a recycling symbol to the back, to show that he is in the business for recycling and reusing to create less waste for the environment.
Elijah can use them when making contacts about buying and selling pallets, as well as potential buyers for his pallet products.
Here are his business cards for Give & Take:
And here are just a few of the lovely pieces he has made from some of the pallets:
To see more pallet pieces, visit the shop.
If you like Elijah’s work, but don’t see what you need, he can create custom pieces… just for you! Contact him through his shop.
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If you have a company or small business which you need a visual to represent you, contact me to get started on your own branding project!