Vicci Ho is a writer, film programmer and producer. She has written for Variety and worked for film festivals across the globe, including Toronto International Film Festival, Zurich Film Festival and directed the Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.  She is the President of Janitor Interactive: a production company specializing in games.

This is her personal page.

Business card

My biggest dilemma while trying to design the business card is not really having anything to say for myself. I do not have a background as a coder, prototyping expert, nor can I really use any equipment available in the shop, so I feel like I am jumping to conclusions after 5 weeks at ITP declaring I am a programmer or a graphic designer and such. I used to have a personal card that listed I was a writer/curator, which I WAS, but not anymore, and I didn't want to make a card that focused on my previous 'life', so to speak, than what I am doing at ITP. So, I decided to use the title, "Innovator in Training", which I believe is possibly the most accurate description of what i am doing now, and I think it also adds a level of playfulness that is very much the spirit of what ITP is about. I really wanted a figure with a wrench / tool in its hand, so I found a few icons and designed this.

business card front

I added the little "save" icon to kill off some negative space, as well as trying to be a little cheeky about the user not throwing away the card straight away.

The back, I have basic personal information:

business card back 1

I used the font "Brain Flower Euro" which was a big hit with many people last week. I altered the stroke fill to try and make the font stand out more.

I showed this design to a few people, and while they like the design, they were not as comfortable with a pure B/W card, as apparently my personality doesn't quite fit that. I therefore added a neutral colour that I am quite fond of, and this became my final design:

business card final

I am quite happy with the design, but I am pretty sure I made a hell of a mess with Illustrator. I will try and fix this but between the boundaries, bleed, the back/front scaling (for printing), and making an effective proof, it was quite the disaster. I think I might have made a huge mistake and didn't make the right layers? Yeah, I need to figure out how to use Illustrator properly.

So, my sincere apologies for the pretty wonky cut out versions of the cards. I did my best to have at least enough good copies for the class. I hope that when I have a final proof, it won't be my sub-par Illustrator skills that would trip me up badly!

Who is in control?

Documentation - Serial Communication labs