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18 creatives who use spot gloss to

shine
Super shiny. Irresistibly tactile. Raised Spot Gloss and Spot Gloss add
another dimension to your design. Hereʼs how our customers used these
special finishes to add some extra “wow” to their branding.

Annie Yang
Born and raised in New York City, graphic designer Annie Yang
incorporates wit, color and playfulness into her work, which she creates
for non-profit organizations around the world.

“To create my personal cards, I scribbled random black lines with strokes
and colors – it was fun not knowing what the end result was going to be.
Using Printfinity was great because it allowed me to add Spot Gloss on
different areas of each card. I like how my logo catches the light,
mimicking the flash of ink, and drawing people in to take a closer look.”

Adèle Leyris
Adèle is a London based illustrator, specializing in lifestyle and botanical
compositions. Working primarily with watercolor, she creates beautifully
naturalistic paintings that are full of stories and surprises – a theme that
she has cleverly carried through to her business cards.

“I really wanted to play with the idea of layers by adding Spot Gloss to the
matte surface of the Super paper stock. It doesnʼt just add another
dimension to the texture, it adds a surprise element to the story too. In
this case, I added glasses and a transparent shirt to my character, and a
flame to a match. I love seeing people smile and the excitement in their
eyes as they discover the hidden shine!”

Phalen Reed
Minneapolis-based designer Phalen Reed mixes classic typography with
bright palettes. Her attention-grabbing cards were designed as part of a
rebrand, and all read: ‘tell me about your projectʼ.

“I used Spot Gloss sparingly on both sides of my cards for a bigger


impact on key details such as name, contact information and logo.
Outlining my logo in the spot gloss on the back of the cards gave them
that beautiful seal-like shine.”

Robert Hranitzky
Designer Robert Hranitzky has an impressive client list, working with big
brands, including Apple, Adobe, and BMW. From his Munich-based
studio, he works on animated projects spanning film titles, trailers and
live action.

“Large parts of my work involve 3D animation, so using Spot Gloss was a


great way to translate the idea of another dimension into my branding.
Adding shiny gloss to the smooth Soft Touch Business Card surface
created a really inviting and tactile effect. Everyone rubs their fingers
over the card instinctively to check it out!”

Ever Atelier
Ever Atelier is an art studio based in Dallas, founded by friends,
neighbors, artists, and now collaborative business partners, Sarah
English and Ashley Leftwich. The creative duo have pooled their skills in
fine art and interior design to create beautiful wallpapers.

“The Raised Spot Gloss has a quality shine that gives a sense of passion
and presence to our Square Business Cards. They feel special, and
perfectly echo the surface designs we create in our wallcoverings.”

Sagrado Studio
Husband-wife duo Carlos and Janet teamed their skills in brand strategy
and graphic design to start their own business. They now run Sagrado
Studio together in their home city of Madrid.

The location of their client, a Miami based video production company,


was the starting point for building the Think Twice brand identity. “The
gradient backgrounds reminded us of the bright colors of South Beach,”
Carlos explains. “We chose Super Soft Touch Business Cards with Spot
Gloss finish. The color integrity is outstanding, and the result is shiny,
bold, and confident.”

Lauren Kavanagh
Outside of her career working as a creative designer for a surface design
company, Laura works on freelance lettering, illustrations and visual
identities for independent local businesses in her home town of Chester,
UK.
“When creating my own visual identity, I wanted something that would
stand out, so I made an illustration of myself working away. Spot Gloss
was perfect for adding something a little different – itʼs subtle, but shows
that attention to detail. The texture feels lovely, and they always make
people smile!”

Frankly
Led by their ethos of creating “solutions that turn heads and touch
hearts,” Frankly work with purpose-driven brands to create visual
identities that better connect them with their customers.
“I wanted the design to feel simple, bright and friendly,” says founder and
creative director, Heather Mackey. “I designed my rounded corner
business cards to feature a statement color and Raised Spot Gloss for a
subtly inviting, tactile touch. Itʼs little details like this that can really lift a
design. Although small, they are noticed, and they do matter. A business
card speaks for you long after youʼve left the room, so Iʼm proud to leave
behind a design that looks – and feels – like quality.”

Vee Design
Vianna Palacios is a Puerto Rico-based graphic designer, specializing in
branding for businesses. This passion for visual storytelling is clear from
her own branding, where she uses pattern and texture to showcase her
personality.

“Business cards act as a direct representation of yourself and your


image. As a designer, it was important that my cards show my personality
and creativity. Raised Spot Gloss makes any design pop, so youʼre
walking around with a guaranteed conversation-starter. I think thatʼs why
my clients absolutely love my cards!”

Tyler Pate
Tyler Pate is an illustrator and art director based in Charleston, SC.
Working with his client, he communicated their initiative to get more
people outside in nature through a refreshed brand identity.
“I combined the rugged textures you get from lino carvings, with the
simple, clean badges you find in the Boy Scouts. The Super paper stock
is a great weight and Iʼm a huge fan of spot gloss – itʼs a hidden treat that
brings the design to a whole new level of awesome!”

Azadeh Sahraeian
Azadeh is an architect living in Maryland. Drawing her inspiration from the
natural world, she moved her design medium from bricks and mortar to
pen and paper, creating intricate drawings with a ‘livingʼ quality.

“I chose Rounded Corners with Raised Spot Gloss to show the three
dimensional nature of my artwork. I love the matte finish on my cards,
and everyone is impressed by the quality and the design.”

Magenta&Green
Graphic designer Jo Drayton runs her own consulting and design studio,
Magenta&Green, where she satisfies her passion for typography and
print projects through calligraphy, murals, packaging and offset printing.

As a designer, I want people to trust me with their brand, so my cards


have to represent me. The Soft Touch finish gave me the right surface
feel, and the Raised Spot Gloss draws attention to my wordmark, making
people rub their thumb over the stock. Weʼve become so digitally
focused that we forget our work is there to be experienced.”

Mia Saine
Mia works as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator alongside her 9
to 5 graphic design job. Influenced by shapes, nature and color, she uses
her cheerful style to bring brands to life through creating visual identities.

“I love that my business cards express who I am – a fun, loving


individual,” Mia tells us. “The contrast between the Spot Gloss shine and
matte finish of the Super Business Card stock communicates excitement,
and the soft touch surface changes my business card from being a piece
of print, into an enjoyable personal experience. I love quality products –
especially when theyʼre created to last.”

Jen Bennett
Jen Bennett is the creative director of her co-founded agency, providing
guidance to smaller businesses and entrepreneurs on how to tell their
brand story.
“My cards were designed to look simple, fun and memorable – the spot
gloss really adds an extra dimension to the simple color-on-color style. I
printed on Super paper because the silky texture of the stock feels
amazing. Clients always comment on how soft and smooth they are!”

Cheryl Oz
Illustrator Cheryl Oz creates artwork for reproduction on gift wrap,
greeting cards and art prints, as well as running her own Etsy shop where
she sells her designs. She works across a range of mediums, put mainly
paints in watercolor and gouache.

“I recently designed a new portfolio website, so I wanted to design my


business cards to represent my new look. I chose the Super paper stock
for the super soft matte finish. I have a thing about texture, especially
soft textures, so it seemed fitting to use this stock for my cards. Since my
card design is very clean and simple, I wanted to use Raised Spot Gloss
for a beautiful, wow factor on my logo. My initial reaction fresh out of the
box was ‘Wow, these are sexy business cards — if cards can be sexy!ʼ”
Fuggart Design
Tom Fuggart is a freelance designer specializing in print and
merchandise for the entertainment industry. His eclectic style varies from
clean cut designs to dark, abstract artwork.

“Iʼve been using MOO for years, and am always impressed by the
thickness and quality of the cards. I printed Super Business Cards with
Raised Spot Gloss to create a striking black-on-black look that ties in well
with the music-related design work I do. The reaction is always positive.
Most people who see them insist on having one for themselves even if
weʼre already connected!”

Rainy Day Prosper


After starting her career as an in-house graphic designer and
photographer, Angela Prosper decided to open her own boutique design
and photography agency in Seattle, where she works with small
businesses to fine-tune their online aesthetic.

“When youʼre a design consultant competing against so many others in a


city, how do you stand out? I knew I needed a bit of magic and surprise to
go along with any first impression, so I created Spot Gloss rain drops that
only reveal themselves when they catch the light. That tactile difference
of using gloss is like tasting an amazing dessert for the first time and just
adds to the effect when I hand my card out.”

The Silent P
The Silent P are a design and illustration studio, working mainly in the
music industry. From album artwork, to business cards and band
merchandise, they created a fresh new look for their musician clients,
Bob Sinclair & The Big Deals.

“We designed the band logo for album releases and merch, but the band
wanted a good clean business card to hand out at events. The Raised
Spot Gloss effect was a perfect match to highlight the band logo and
name.”

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