May 9th, 2007


Artist Business Cards on the Brain

As the summer art festival season approaches here in North America, folks are beginning to gear up their print materials to compliment their online presence.  It seems like EBSQ and Alyson Stanfield of ArtBizCoach have a synergistic thing going on since we're both talking about business cards right now. Our art business card howto presentation by EBSQ member (and graphic artist extraordinaire!) Wendy Gonick happens live next Monday in the EBSQ Chat Rooms (as always, free and open to the public!) and this week, Alyson has a series of blog posts (and a podcast) dedicated to the subject as well:

Podcast: Evaluate your business cards
Get your business cards printed
Some handsome artist business cards

and of course, we appreciate the mention:
Chat online about art business cards

We hope to see you all next Monday at 9pm eastern (6pm pacific) and in the interim, check out Alyson's wealth of resources!

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Database server: apparently out to lunch

Yeah, it's a beautiful day here in the 'Burgh, but that's no excuse for our database server to be taking the morning off. We're rebooting and should hopefully have it back online soon. We're posting breaking news about this issue via our official twitterfeed In the interim, may we suggest the following distraction tactic ala youtube?

EBSQ Live: May 2007

This month's EBSQ Live:
Business Card Basics 
hosted by EBSQ Self-Representing Artists and Wendy Gonick
Monday, May 14th, at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific)
EBSQ Chat Room



Wendy's personal business card
Wendy's personal business card

"Do you have a business card?" If you find yourself responding "NO," perhaps it's time to give this topic some thought. Handing someone a professional looking card helps make a positive first impression. In addition to its many uses as a marketing tool, an artist's business card is a great opportunity to make a unique artistic statement--think of it as a mini billboard advertising your artistic talents. The more original and striking the card, the more likely you will be remembered.

EBSQ member Wendy Gonick recently designed a business card to promote her artistic endeavors. She will walk you through her process, while introducing you to the basics of planning, designing and producing a professional business card specifically for an artist.

A professional graphic designer with 19 years of experience, Wendy Gonick has worked on a wide variety of design projects including business cards, logos, books, posters, postcards, catalogs and annual reports. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design and currently runs tabula rasa graphic design ( with her husband. Wendy has always enjoyed making art, and appreciates time away from the computer to explore a variety of media. She particularly enjoys mixed media collage, watercolor and color pencil.