I run the creative for a national non-profit. We have resources available for our staff, extensive brand guidelines, and clear-cut channels for ordering supplies. We got this request today:
Client: I was wondering if I was confined to the 4 types of business card designs. Or if I was able to create my own? Thank you in advance.
Me: Yeah, we prefer to stick to company templates.
Client: Does that mean? I can’t make a custom card?
Me: What are you looking to customize?
Client: I want a vertical card, and I created my own logo.
When I went to talk to him face-to-face he told me his logo was “better” (it isn’t) and got a lesson on how printing works.