The new business cards showed up yesterday. There was an air of excitement and anticipation as I opened the package. Would they be as awesome as I imagined them to be? I’d spent a lot of time on the artwork – especially the paint splatters – and the layout.

Well I was heavily disappointed. Two major flaws I noticed immediately: the pencil drawing was too dark, and the layouts were not centered vertically. Ugh! Why did I order 400 for my first order?

When time permitted, I revisited the artwork to determine if the print company was at fault.

After careful evaluation, I concluded that it was actually my fault. *heavy sigh*

I set to work correcting the flaws in the design and then ordered 100 cards. Live and learn.

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By Cody Deegan

Cody Deegan is a life-long artist versed in drawing, painting, sculpting, and design. He studied filmmaking and character animation at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles as well as figurative oil painting at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle.

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