Kick @ss design(s) needed!

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Here’s a peek at the client’s brief

Contest title


Kick @ss design(s) needed!


     Unleash your creative juices!  Figuratively, that is. 

Background information

Description of the organization and its target audience

UpShot Services LLC ("UpShot" for short) is a professional consulting firm. Whereas most competitors in the industry are antiquated dinosaurs, UpShot is looking to shake up the stale market w/ new and improved data (and Internet) interfaces/processes, top-notch customer service and completely new ideas. Think anti-convention, while maintaining a professional image. In short, UpShot clients will be updating and upgrading their prior consulting experiences. Stationary, business cards, notepads and envelopes should all reflect.

To be clear, we need the following:

(1) Business cards (w/ 2D barcode);

(2) 5.5"x8.5" notepads (no cover, no lines);

(3) Stationary (8.5"x11"); and

(4) Envelopes (standard and 9"x12".


Business & Consulting

Existing website to reference

Website is not presently live, but will be

Visual style

Style/theme ideas for the stationery

UpShot's colors (see the logo) are orange, gray, black and white. We're very much looking for something cutting-edge and/or outside-the-box. Simple, yet unique.  After all, that's part of our marketing angle.

Here are some websites w/ really neat, innovative business card ideas:…ess-cards/

Content details

Organization name

UpShot Services LLC

Logo to incorporate

Details to include on the stationery

Company name, employee name & title, street address, phone and fax, 2D barcode (which will take you to our LinkedIn profiles), website address

For clarification, notepads will be 5.5"x8.5".  They're glue-bound at the top and no lines.  Basically like a mini-stationary, but for jotting down notes.

What to avoid

Boredom.  Avoid boredom.  And convention.  And monotony.  And the plague.  Also not good.

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