Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Northern Timber branding

Hello friends & fam. If any of you have read our 2014 goals, you know that Justin & I will be embarking on a new adventure this year - we're opening a furniture business!!

We're so incredibly excited and a little bit scared to get it off the ground, but we're starting to put the pieces together. While we've still got a long ways to go to figure out product, prices, how we ship large pieces of furniture across the country without losing money, we've got two things checked off our list and we can't wait to share them with you.

We toyed around with quite a few business names over the past couple of months, and landed on calling our business Northern Timber.

Northern Timber Coming Soon

I mean, it can't get more obvious. We live in the north and we work with timber. Well...lumber if we're being specific. But once upon a time it was timber.

And if you can't tell from that beautiful graphic you just viewed, I also designed our logo and a little branding package for us.

I'm so freaking excited about that logo, I can't even tell you. All you Instagram friends of mine got a sneak peek last week when I finally finished it in a triumphant victory. I maybe even did a little bit of a victory dance. 

Northern Timber Brand Board

And now's where you come in! I need help choosing a business card for Northern Timber! Here are my top four options.
Tiny Prints Business Cards
1 // 2 // 3 // 4 

All of these business cards are from TinyPrints.com. I had no idea that Tiny Prints carried business cards (I thought they were all Christmas Cards and Address Labels) but I'm super impressed with how many business card options they have from the bright and cheerful to the elegant and sharp looking.

So help me out. Which business cards should we choose? I'm leaning towards #2 or #3 - but let me know your thoughts!!

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  1. Congrats and good luck! I really like 3 and 4. I think 1 is too busy. 2 is fine, but I like 3's colors better. And then there's just something simple and nice (calming almost) about 4, plus it's a wood tone, which is good.

  2. I vote # 1 or #4 -both are simple and it lets you see your information better in my opinion! Good luck choosing.

  3. #2 and #3 make me dizzy. I know that's crazy but I don't even want to look at them. I like #1 better than #4 because having the different color blocks makes my eye move around your card. I wish you great luck with your new business.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  4. I like 1 and 4. I think it's the background that I'm drawn to. Congratulations on starting your own business!

  5. Congrats on making your goal of opening a business happen! This is so exciting. My vote is with #4. You may want to take a peek over at Minted.com where there are some very cool, different designs too. I have used both Tiny Prints and Minted (plus several others) and have been happy with both. Visiting via Lovely Ladies linkup

  6. SO exciting for you guys! Congratulations! I think my favorite is number four, but I kind of think that 2 might represent your brand better. Any of them will be great!

  7. I like number 1 personally especially with the paper/wood theme. BUT, geometric seems to be super hot right now, so you would definitely be on trend with those options!