Marketing, Production and Promotional Services
Weve all been to meetings, lectures and conventions where some of the more popular items that the presenters sell are books and DVDs on how to market yourself as a performer. I know, I have a stack of them right here. Theyre the only magic books that I have that dont end up in one of my sons rooms, because I truly treasure every one of them. But those items, while giving us good ideas, dont always get implemented because, quite frankly, it can be a daunting task. You may know what you need but how do you find the people to do it, and how do you afford it?
Thats where Custom Magic Cards comes in. I have been working in computer graphics since 1990. Ive also taught courses in computer graphics including print, web, video and animation corporately since 1991 and at the college level since 1996. I have worked in ad agencies, service bureaus and a wide variety of graphic shops, as well as having my own freelance business as a designer. I have been completely freelance since 2005, and my clients have included small service businesses, retail stores and larger corporations, including Siemens Building Technologies. Yes, Im dropping names because they are pretty much the largest company in the world, and I think the fact that they were my client is pretty cool. If David Copperfield orders some cards from us Ill talk about that instead. (FYI, I did meet David at the 2012 convention and he does have my card now ... but I am not holding my breath!)
You can see a list of the types of projects Ive worked on to the right.
All that being said, this just means that I have the knowledge and experience in design and marketing to make pretty much anything. I also have the contacts to get the best pricing possible on producing those creations. Most importantly, I can help you figure out the best way to market yourself and provide the tools you need to do so in an affordable manner.
So whether you need a web site, posters for your next show or just about anything else, we can help. Remember the reference to how you could make money on event tickets from our About page? Heres the marketing secret:
You can have tickets printed with your show information on one side. Then you get a local restaurant, hamburger joint or pizza place to advertise on the back of the ticket with their logo, information and a coupon for your audience to save a dollar or two on a meal after the show. Your audience gets a nice bonus, the restaurant gets great advertising, you get really cool tickets for your show that can include numbering and a perforated stub to tear off, and you can either cover the full cost of the tickets with the restaurant advertisement or even make some money from it. Its that simple. And, yes, we can design and print the tickets for you.
Here are a few more samples of marketing materials that have been done recently. Click on the web site images to visit those web sites.
Design Experience Includes:
Grayscale Newspaper Ads
Spot Color Newspaper Ads
Spot Color Magazine Ads
4-Color Newspaper Ads
4-Color Magazine Ads
2D & 3D Animation
Business Reply Envelopes
Trades Show Booths
Audio Cassette Covers
CD Covers & Inserts
Copy Stand (Product)
Interior (ADA) Signage
Stained Glass Patterns
Speleologic (Cave) Surveying
PSA Scripts & Production
Non-linear Digital Editing
Live Action /Animation Composition