My friend (and well manicured rock star) Carolyn has received and is distributing her custom fashion moo cards. These are little cards with your custom contact info, that I’m currently offering to illustrate with an original fashion figure to my client’s specifications. Carolyn volunteered to be my first client, helping me test and refine the process of ordering and creating the moo cards.
The original process of developing the illustration and the cards is here. There is not much in the way of changes.
So I’ve made sure to include that step with future clients. I guessed that Carolyn would like typewriter (and I was right), but I don’t have the privilege of knowing all my clients that well.
The other thing I figured out is that I have to remember to get the clients to clearly sign off on the information they want on the card. I forgot to double check with Carolyn and I accidentally omitted her email address. In this day and age, what is the point of a card without a URL or email addy? So I apologized and bought her another set with the correction.
As for the illustration itself, it turned out okay and Carolyn liked it, but I did not do a good job of tailoring the proportion of the illustration to the cards. We came up with a solution, but given a second chance I would make Das Duchess Karolka better fit her intended media.
The other thing that we have discovered is that sometimes there is an extra shipping charge, and sometimes there is not. The first set of cards came with a COD fee of about $7, and the second one came without the fee. I’m getting to the bottom of this one, so until I figure out how that works, I think I owe Carolyn a few drinks for being such a tolerant first client. Thank you!
My second client Gail let me know that she just got her Moo Cards and is loving them; her custom illustration met rave reviews on Facebook. Still, so far my effort at micropreneurship is catching on very slowly. Do you or anyone you know want a personalized fashion illustration on a set of business cards, or on your facebook, or on your blog? Why or why not? Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, do you have any comments about fashion moo cards? I am open to all opinions, ideas, and challenges while experimenting with this little venture.