erik 5x got their new card or invitation by running a design contest:
Design a cool Ham Radio QSL card! What's cooler than Ham Radio? (Hello?, hello?, anyone?)
Check out erik 5x's Card or invitation contest…
I am looking for an artist to design a "QSL card" for a ham radio operator friend of mine. If you don't know what a QSL card is, you might want to look it up online, but it's basically a personal 3.5" x 5.5" postcard that us ham radio operators send to each other to acknowledge that they had a conversation on the radio, often from the other side of the world. Ham radio operators collect them, and sometimes display them in their radio room. I thought it would be fun to have his card done in caricature style. I can supply example QSL cards, reference photographs of my friend, and of his workbench where he uses his radio.
What's your vision?
The card would have a drawing of my friend in his "geek" environment inspired by the pictures I supplied. I threw in pictures of my friend, talking on his radio by a window ("mark on radio by window.jpg"), pictures of his “geek stuff” in his ham shack, and pictures of his four cats, in case including them might be fun. I don't have much in the way of preconceived notions of what it would look like, so the actual design is very open to your creativity. Futuristic or steampunk, its up to you! The picture named "erik diploma.jpg" is a caricature of me at my radio station, which I thought might be a cool reference, but there is no requirement to design it to look like that, and, of course, the caricature should look like him, not me ;) Finally, I’ve included a picture of the front and back of my QSL from the good old 70’s, just so you know what a boring QSL card looks like. Thank you for your interest in this project, please email me if you you have any questions, or if you’d like additional pictures for inspiration. Edit: I realize I wasn't clear on the name and address details for the card. The name and address on the card should appear as: Mark G Thomas Blue Bell PA United States
Have fun with it! How many QSL cards have you been hired to design? Not many, I am guessing ;-) This is your big chance. Ok, I guess not, but it could be fun, right?
US$199 Bronze package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Card or invitation starts at HK$1,599.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their card or invitation.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
erik 5x collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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