Yesterday, Kurt Flecksing (SCU ’08) and I went through our personal business card collections. I am in the middle of re-branding my business card, so I wanted to do a little research on how other professionals size, format, and space the font and information.
I’ve included some of our top picks.
The best cards were eye-catching, and all of the information clearly printed. Our recommendation, don’t designate yourself as ‘artist’ on your business card. If you’re creative you’ll find a way to represent that with a conversational element on the card. Maybe it’s an image of your work on one side, a small drawing, or the palette and font you choose.
Now my suggestion for all of the ugly business cards. Keep a hard copy address book to write down the information because technology can still fail. You can also use Google contacts as an online address book. This is especially helpful when contacting the person by email or on the web.