Please Help Pick Nine Innovation Roles Card Design

Nine Innovation Roles Card Deck Coming Soon

We are in the final day of the CrowdSpring $500 design contest for designing the Nine Innovation Roles Card Deck. Once I pick a winner then I will need to pick a printer for the large format cards.

There are some very interesting and widely diverse designs to choose from for the Nine Innovation Roles Card Deck and I’d love to hear your vote on which winner I should choose in the comments below by adding a comment that says “Design One” or “Design Seven” or “Design Nine”, etc.

Here are the designs so far:

Design One

Design 1 - Nine Innovation Roles Card Deck

Design Two

Design 2 - Nine Innovation Roles Card Deck

Design Three

Design 3 - Nine Innovation Roles Card Deck

Design Four

Design 4 - Nine Innovation Roles Card Deck

Design Five

Design 5 - Nine Innovation Roles Card Deck

Design Six

Design 6 - Nine Innovation Roles Card Deck

Design Seven

Design 7 - Nine Innovation Roles Card Deck

Design Eight

Design 8 - Nine Innovation Roles Card Deck

Design Nine

Design 9 - Nine Innovation Roles Card Deck

Nine Innovation Roles Card Deck Coming Soon

About Braden Kelley

Braden Kelley is a popular innovation speaker, embeds innovation across the organization with innovation training, and builds B2B inbound marketing strategies that attract and engage customers, partners, and employees. He is the author of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire from John Wiley & Sons. Braden has been advising companies on how to increase their revenue and cut their costs since 1996, while living and working in England, Germany, and the United States. Braden earned his MBA from top-rated London Business School.
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17 Responses to Please Help Pick Nine Innovation Roles Card Design

  1. Leah says:

    You should be asking this question of your intended target, end user or at least providing a description of whom these are intended for.

    That said, all look dark, brooding, mythical, unapproachable, of the magical realm, legendary, something I would never be able to accomplish except #3

    • admin says:

      Thank you for your feedback Leah. All that input was provided in the design brief on CrowdSpring and in the end I’ve gone with #4 because I felt it to be the most fun, inspiring, and luxurious of the designs. Currently having 3.5″ x 5″ sample cards being printed up to take to the Front End of Innovation conference to hand out.

      The decks are now available for pre-order here – http://www.indiegogo.com/nine-inovation-roles

      Braden
      @innovate

    • Dan Hoffman says:

      I like six because it is brighter and more readable than the others. It also has a retro feel while still looking modern.

      • admin says:

        Thank you for your feedback Danny. #6 was a very cool design but in the end I’ve gone with #4 because I felt it to be the most fun, inspiring, and luxurious of the designs. Currently having 3.5″ x 5″ sample cards being printed up to take to the Front End of Innovation conference in Orlando next week to hand out.

        The decks are now available for pre-order here – http://www.indiegogo.com/nine-inovation-roles

        Braden
        @innovate

  2. grace says:

    i agree with Leah – that said assuming we’re part of the intended target group…. i pick design 3: its thought provoking in its design, communicates the role, clean and easy to read

    • admin says:

      Thank you for your feedback Grace. #3 was one of the more unusual designs and has its place, but in the end I’ve gone with #4 because I felt it to be the most fun, inspiring, and luxurious of the designs. Currently having 3.5″ x 5″ sample cards being printed up to take to the Front End of Innovation conference in Orlando next week to hand out.

      The decks are now available for pre-order here – http://www.indiegogo.com/nine-inovation-roles

      Braden
      @innovate

  3. Sharon Hines says:

    If you’re going with the fantasy look, I like #4. Kind of fantasy, but not over the top. But for a business crowd, I agree with those who said #3 probably is better. Not to mention probably more readable for the sight impaired (which includes most boomers). That’s assuming, of course, that there is cultural, racial, and sexual diversity in the choice of people in the background. But then that could raise more problems than it solves. Anyhow, thanks for asking.

    • admin says:

      Thank you Sharon for the feedback.

      The brief on CrowdSpring included many things including a guidance towards fun, inspiring and luxurious.

      Currently having 3.5″ x 5″ sample cards being printed up to take to the Front End of Innovation conference in Orlando next week to hand out.

      The decks are now available for pre-order here – http://www.indiegogo.com/nine-inovation-roles

      Braden
      @innovate

  4. admin says:

    Thank you very much for your input everyone.

    I thought Design 6 was awesome, and Design 3 was the most out of the box (and reminded me I need to probably next focus on my personal brand imagery), but in the end Design 4 matched the brief most closely which was to create a design that was fun, inspiring, and luxurious.

    There have been a couple changes to Design 4 that you’ll see in the updated image above and on the product page…

    For the boomers out there don’t worry, these won’t be standard poker or bridge size cards. These are intended to be large format cards to make them more luxurious to use and easier to read.

    I’ve uploaded a sample image to the updated product page here:

    http://bradenkelley.com/products/nine-innovation-roles/

    Now, I’ll turn my focus to getting these bad boys printed up for the early contributors over on IndieGoGo:

    http://www.indiegogo.com/nine-inovation-roles

    Thank you for your comments and support!

  5. Steve Giese says:

    Number 3 is the only one that doesn’t give me the feeling of being “Old Maid” cards. Maybe maybe that’s the feel your looking for?

    • admin says:

      Thank you for the feedback Steve. Going for fun, inspiring, and luxurious amongst other things – to help spark dialogue and unlock the inner child.

      Currently having 3.5″ x 5″ sample cards being printed up to take to the Front End of Innovation conference in Orlando next week to hand out.

      The decks are now available for pre-order here – http://www.indiegogo.com/nine-inovation-roles

      Braden
      @innovate

  6. Rebecca says:

    I like number 4. I like the font, colors and graphics. Some of the others feel a little oppressive, while others look nice, but are difficult to read. Others look too old fashioned.

  7. Yakov Kaplan says:

    Design #4.

  8. Kaythi Aung says:

    Design four is the best to attract and clearly message to readers.

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