Procurement SCC got their new product packaging by running a design contest:
Help us make SIMPLY CLEVER - the next generation educational playing cards!
Check out Procurement SCC's Product packaging contest…
Games & Recreational
We sell educational playing cards to parents, grandparents, schools, kindergartens, colleges, teacher education, adult education and other educational institutions worldwide.
What's your vision?
PLAYING CARDS AND TUCK BOX The purpose of this contest is to design our first product, one set of custom bridge-size playing cards in a custom tuck box. The design will be used for a family of several series of playing cards across different subject areas (e.g. math, physics, chemistry) with different LOGO This contest runs in parallel with our LOGO contest: http://99designs.com/logo-design/contests/simply-clever-next-generation-educational-playing-cards-429754 BRAND RECOGNITION We want to launch a family of several series of cards that can be distinguished by different colors and designs, while still being easy to recognize as being in the same brand. Think "bicycle cards", for instance, but do NOT think "bicycle card style". STYLE We want our own style that fits our demographic - something positive, bright, playful and enthusiastic that promotes learning. DESIGN DESCRIPTION There are 3 main parts to this design task: 1. CARD BACKS The back of the cards could eventually be very creative, but to begin with we'd like to see these 2-3 different design options for the card backs: a) A general pattern/artwork incorporating the "Simply Clever Cards" logo (which can be more or less dominating) that will only vary in color from deck to deck. This could be varied/replaced by other artwork in the future. b) A more specific design relating to the topic of the deck, also including the logo somewhere, but less prominent. It could include symbols or an image that indicates the contents of the deck (e.g. geometry, nuclear physics, biochemistry, brain research, astrobiology, etc). For this contest we are looking for the following topic (which will be our first deck on the mathematics series): "multiplication, division and fractions". So, please use symbols/imagery that communicates to the user that these cards are about "multiplication, division and fractions". c) the same as b) - but add the product name "Simply Clever Multiplication, Division and Fractions". An alternative is to add just "Multiplication, Division and Fractions" to the logo. 2. CARD FRONTS WITH/WITHOUT PIPS The deck of 52 cards (13 x 4 colors) plus 2-4 jokers will need a distinctive, easy, playful (though not childish) style that can be reused across the entire series of cards. Not too similar to famous games like UNO, Set and such, but can be inspired by these. We'd like to see at least two options: a) white background and colored frame with or without pips b) colored background with or without pips The design needs to accommodate different kinds of symbols, illustrations or text on the cards, depending on the topic/theme. We need quite a lot of space on the cards for various contents, so the frame and pips shouldn't be too large. Different card suppliers/printers have different options, so we cannot guarantee full bleed printing (although we would like to have it). It is probably safer to assume a quiet zone to be compatible with all printers. CARD COLORS AND PIPS We do NOT want to use the standard bridge colors/pips at all. We want to find a total of 8 colors to be used, so it would be possible to make double decks with different sets of colors. Example color combination below, but we are open for other colors and/or hues (e.g. dark, light, dirty, pastel, etc): Set 1: Red, blue, green, yellow Set 2: Purple, teal, orange, brown For the demonstration deck, please draw the following on the card face: - 1 large 2-digit number for the card value (range 0-12) in the upper half - 3 smaller 3-digit numbers in the lower half (can be 1, 2 or 3 digits) The smaller numbers must have space for up to 3 digits, and may be arranged freely. This comes in addition to the pips showing the same number in the corners. We want 2 pips, like on regular bridge cards. 3. TUCK BOXES The box front will normally match the card backs, but we are open for other ideas. The box back will contain text with contact info etc, and the box sides might contain info text on one side and a URL on the other side. The box bottom will have the UPC/EAN bar code, so it needs to have a "large" white rectangle in the middle for this purpose (the entire bottom should not be white). TECH SPECS The cards will be standard bridge size and we need files according to industry specs that can be sent to the card factory. Most likely it will be necessary with a full set of vector graphics files, like .ai or .eps. Will provide exact specs once we've determined the supplier and have the relevant templates. SUMMARY What we are looking for now, in order to pick a winner of the contest, are the artistic designs as well as proof that the winner can provide the necessary quality work with relevant specs for industrial printing. Once we have chosen the winner, we will request the actual work to be completed using the design templates and precise specs, if it doesn't already comply with these. FURTHER WORK Unless there are compelling reasons not to, we expect to work with the winner on designing the future decks in the same series, and any additional artwork for the card backs. Other design jobs for the company might also be relevant. Therefore we ask for understanding that we are not currently in a position to offer a large amount, but this contest is the ticket to a what we hope will be a long and fruitful collaboration. Thank you for the attention!
LOGO This contest runs in parallel with our LOGO contest: http://99designs.com/logo-design/contests/simply-clever-next-generation-educational-playing-cards-429754 DEADLINE We would like to close the contest on Friday evening, not Saturday. There's no choice between 48 and 72 hours, so we had to choose the 72 hour option.
$699 Silver package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Product packaging starts at €409.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their product packaging.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Procurement SCC collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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