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Artist Tech Skills: Business Cards

Welcome to this class in my Artist Tech Skills Series. These classes are designed to help walk you through common technology-related tasks that many artists find they need to do as part of the business of making and selling their art. These classes cover topics like designing your own business card, printing labels for fabric goods, simple photo edits and more.

In this class we are going to cover designing your own business cards. Starting from a blank canvas, you'll learn how to quickly and simply create a design and then print it from home or using an online service.

Table of Contents

Lessons
Intro & Welcome
Why do you need a business card?
How to find your handles
Creating a business card using Pixlr
video
Printing your cards at home
video
Printing your business cards online
video
Wrap up

What's included?

In this class, I will show you step-by-step how to design a card, using a free graphic design app called Pixlr, which works right in your web browser. We will talk about how to set up the file correctly so it prints the right size and the text is readable. Then I will talk about a variety of ways you can print out your cards, from printing on cardstock from your home printer using downloadable templates, or printing online with a print-on-demand service. There's also lesson full of resources to help you find your social media handles, so you know the best way to share them on your cards so customers can find you on Instagram or Pinterest.

My goal with this class, and all of the classes in this series, is to introduce you to simple and inexpensive technology tools to help you tackle some common art business tasks. I choose apps that are free or low-cost and that work on a wide variety of devices so you don't need specialized equipment or tools.

Why is this class free? I really believe in paying teachers for their time, but I also want to make this series as accessible to artists as possible. That's why there's also a "pay what you can" option, so if you are able, you can help me cover the costs of hosting these classes.

Special thanks to Fiber Art Now! Due to a generous grant award from Fiber Art Now, I was able to transcribe and caption all of the videos in this class series to help make them even easier to use. The captions will appear automatically when you play the videos in each lesson.

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About the instructor, Becka Rahn

I am based in Minneapolis, MN where I work as a full-time artist and teacher. My art work ranges from novelty prints to gallery exhibitions. You can see a gallery of my work at my website, as well as links to my Etsy shops specializing in knitting puns and digitally printed accessories. I have received a number of grant awards for my work and I partner with many other arts and non-profit organizations to do community projects. I have served on the boards of directors of the Weavers Guild of MN, Hennepin History Museum and as the state rep for the Surface Design Association. I was also a 2016 member of the international Etsy Sellers Advisory Board and an Etsy U Instructor from 2019-2021. You can find me, all of my social media links, and more at my website: www.beckarahn.com

I have been a fan and designer on Spoonflower since I ordered my first design in 2008. I am the co-author of The Spoonflower Handbook, a how-to guide to designing your own fabrics, wallpapers and gift wrap using Spoonflower, and I taught a regular series of Master Classes at Spoonflower's HQ in Durham, NC. I have a degree in education, so being a teaching artist is one of my passions. I spend a lot of time thinking about pixels.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do you have access to the course?

Once you've enrolled, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need and you can come back and refer to it any time. You just log in to your Coursecraft account and your class will always be there.

So how much does Pixlr or Avery pay you to teach this?

Nothing! I teach about Pixlr and Avery because I like like them and I think they offer awesome tools and services. I don't get any kickbacks, affiliate links, promos, gifts, discounts, sponsorships or bonuses. All instructions and opinions are also my own; I don't represent Pixlr or Avery in any official capacity. It's just me and a laptop in a tiny little studio in Minnesota.

I still have a question, how can I contact you?

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at teacher@beckarahn.com.

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