It was time to buy new business cards. One of my assignments for my tuning course is to take my business card to a music store. While this feels pretty presumptuous as beginning tuner, scared to advertise myself for the fear that I'll make a mistake and they won't be gracious, it's something I need to do to finish. And in order to do so, I need(ed) business cards that actually say "technician" on them, along with the "Pianist: lessons and accompaniment" that I'm already advertising with my current cards.
I designed the cards a little while ago, but couldn't decided whether or not to spend the money on them. After all, I still have plenty of my last business cards (I'm still really bad at the "hand your business card to everyone" thing). And, as you may have noticed from my lack of blogging for two months and the deadline of July 1 coming and going, I've begun to have second thoughts about tuning for a living. Life also brought funky twists which made me fall behind. But I finally decided to take the leap, get the cards, finish my tuning course, and then see where I go from there. The beauty of correspondence courses, like mine, is that when life happens, you don't have to stay up till 1 am finishing your work. But you do have to finish it sometime. So now I have pretty motivation to carry around with me.
I designed and bought my cards through Moo (moo.com). They have beautiful products and cool features, like allowing you to have different images on each card. I used pictures from my previous photo shoot with Kristina Hurd, rather than my logo, because I am still working on the logo and because I am trying to promote myself, not a name. I also bought a funky case from Moo because my cards are always getting beat up in my wallet. What is the use of buying 50 cards, only to constantly throw out the few you carry with you at any one time just because they got beat up in your purse and don't look presentable anymore? This cool case fans open to show off my designs, although, if I am in a hurry, I can just pull one out of the top. We'll see how long it holds up.
So, here they are. What do you think?