As you have learned on every single page of my new website, I am Emily. And I am an artist and a designer. SURPRISE, I am also a BLOGGER now. woah.
While I have done a lot of advertising and marketing for other people and businesses, I've just never done it for myself at all. I love to think up new creative ways for people to get their name out there. But my own name? My services? It feels weird to me. I may be the least put-myself-out-there human in America. I don't have a lot of ambition for professional success or building a career.
I recently made some business cards for myself. They are my first real-official-serious-adult-professional business cards, but now I have a hurdle to face: I am incredibly awkward talking to people, and I am even more awkward trying to tell others about myself and why I could possibly help their business through design. Most of my clients find me because of word-of-mouth (I have happy customers who are AMAZING at talking about me, thank goodness), and I wanted a way to thank them for sharing my name while representing my skills and uniqueness with my possible new clients.
Each envelope contains five business cards and a business-card-sized original drawing as a little "thank you!" to the card hander-outer. It's my little way of saying "I appreciate you!"