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mmounirf says

Hi there,

I have created one of my best business card designs ever (in my opinion) but somehow I was wrong about how good it is. It has been soft rejected first and this is the reviewer comment.

You need to consider working a lot more on the file here, improve the graphics quality and typography also make sure you work more on the file and make it more original.

Actually I didn’t know how to improve the “graphics quality”, the business cards elements are based on illustrator smart vector shapes (for icons), and Photoshop custom shapes (for squares and rectangles), for the typography I used Segoe UI which is the official font for the metro design which already comes packed with MS products. Also I didn’t know what’s meant by “make it more original”

I was very disappointed as this was one of my favorite designs.

Please tell me what do you think ?

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chrisatlemon says

Honestly, I think the reviewer didn’t “get” that this is supposed to be the win8 metro design. He probably just saw a colourful card with rectangular fields and thought it was a bit simple…

Otherwise his comments don’t make any sense: This “IS” how the metro design looks. You may like it or not, but you can’t improve on typography or shapes, as then it wouldn’t be the metro design anymore :)

I would contact support. Write a ticket, then tweet about the ticket to support and explain your case. In my experience that helps, I’ve had several items accepted without further changes after explaining…

Fwiw: I think it looks great :) Hopwever I think you could improve on spacing and margins. It looks a bit cramped and a bit off balance … or is that the case with win8, too? Lol :)

Cheers

Chris

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mmounirf says

WOW !!! that’s was really helpful, and comforting too :) Thank you so much :) I appreciate your help.

To tweet about the ticket, I have to mention envato with the ticket ID just to grab their attention ?

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gbs says

WOW !!! that’s was really helpful, and comforting too :) Thank you so much :) I appreciate your help. To tweet about the ticket, I have to mention envato with the ticket ID just to grab their attention ?

Tweet the ticket ID to @envato_support ;)

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triigzdesigns says

Wow I am really impressed with the business card. I totally see where your coming from with the metro style relating to windows 8! Hopefully it gets accepted, great item. It would be nice to have a few more color options tho :)

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triigzdesigns says

Wow I am really impressed with the business card. I totally see where your coming from with the metro style relating to windows 8! Hopefully it gets accepted, great item. It would be nice to have a few more color options tho :)

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Cre8tiveCloud says

Honestly I really like this as well very cool, i would send a support ticket.

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harmonikas996 says

Honestly I really like this as well very cool, i would send a support ticket.

+1

Design is verry clean and simple! And i love designs like that. :)

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gbs says

+1 Design is verry clean and simple! And i love designs like that. :)

Me too. However, it’s just a slight edge between “minimalism & simplicity” and “too basic” to the reviewers. And sometimes decisions are made on feelings and mood, so actually when I’m creating anything looking “minimal”, I don’t have a sure feeling if reviewer would say it’s too basic or would understand its simplicity style and approve :(

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chrisatlemon says

I would never recommend anybody trying to get minimalistic things accepted on Graphic River. I think there are several reasons for this, not just review of taste or recognition of the style.

Remember that what is sold here are “design templates”, in many cases to help other designers get results more quickly. A minimal design while great in terms of design often does not require great effort to reproduce. If I see a fantastic minimalist logo For example, it may only take me 3 min to do the same thing myself. Therefore there’s not much use of buying a template for it.

However, in this particular case I don’t think the problem is minimalistic design. It’s a metro style design, and that’s just how this look is.

However as I said, I think to get this perfect there still needs to be a little work on margins and paddings, maybe distribution.

cheers

Chris

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