When you are a college student in the second year, it’s that time of the course where they try to professionalize you. (or atleast teach us to present ourselves in a less embarassing manner)
It’s time to look one year into the future and conduct fake interviews and draw up fake portfolios (with credits you dang well wish you owned. Degree from Harvard? Don’t mind if I do!)
Ofcourse it’s all fun and games to run around conducting interviews on your friends and then mercilessly reject them (oh the superficial power of a superficial company) but when the thought of this being your life for a good while in the future creeps into the back of your mind, the whole thing becomes a bleak affair. (I hope I have enough perseverance to stick up through it just for the sake of that fancy apartment I plan to own one day)
Introduction aside, it was the assignment of the day to create your own business card. The ground rules? Phrasing my lecturer;
“When you are old like me and go to hang out at the fancy bar, you come home with a pocket stuffed with forced business cards. Hell I won’t even remember their faces. I’ll wake up next morning with a slight hangover. Bleary eyed, I would go through the contents of my pockets to throw away anything I don’t want and that’s where I would pick up that stack of business cards. Taking only one glance to judge the business cards I would flip them one by one in to the trash can. And yours should be the one that should catch my attention, make me stop flipping, and go ‘hmm interesting, I wonder what this is all about’ and then give you a call.That’s the one your card should be, not the one being flipped into the bin.“
Good stuff. All the more pressure.
There you have it. My final design for the business card. I quite like it actually.
Update and note: Guess who got a distinction? uh-huh, yep. oh and the site http://www.poplobby.com is a made up site. It’s merely the company name my friend and I came up with during a group assignment. We quite like the sound of it. So let me know whether PopLobby is a good name to start with? Comment below. x