How to design a business card – Part 2

اخر اكتتاب في سوق الاسهم السعوديه I want to focus less on design theory and more on specific dos & don'ts, so just to brush up on what I talked about in the first part of this article...

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  • What you do & how to contact you by...
  • Email (use a real email, not your free Gmail address)
  • & by Phone
  • click ...it isn't a business card.

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Maybe it's a promo piece or a branding piece or whatever, but source site these elements are critical.
The purpose of a business card is to compliment some type of communication you have already had with someone so when they think of where to get your service (or are reminded by you sending them another business card), they think of you and are able to contact you easily. Another very important aspect to consider is that, people who are worth your time most likely don't have enough time to admire your super creative design skills when all they want to do is contact you. Here are some pointers:

see here Make sure you at least include these elements:

  • Your name + company's name
  • What you do / your position
  • Your email
  • Your phone number

الخيارات الثنائية التجريبي MT4 The most important thing I see that people don't do - make it clear what exactly you do. Part 1 of this article has some thumbnails of really confusing designs that just didn't think that part was important.

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  • Don't just say "designer" - say specifically, "web designer", "graphic designer", "book designer", "interior designer", etc. You can see how designer just isn't specific enough.
  • ...the same goes for saying "consulting." I'm a consultant, your a consultant, we're all consultants, and we consult with everyone we do business with. Don't leave me guessing - tell me specifically (unless you're part of some MLM scam and the point is to be as dodgy and confusing as possible.)

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  • Don't use obnoxious die cuts, embossed metallic foil with a stamped sticker & Elmer's glue and glitter all at the same time
  • Don't use extravigant materials (1" thick Plexiglass, metal, paperclips, etc.) unless it's wicked clever and is relevant to the service you provide.
  • Don't get a tiny, huge, square, round, football shaped, etc. size/shape (unless it's like a promotional direct mailer) it's just not appropriate (sorry 37 Signals.)
  • Don't rip off someone else's design
  • Don't write a frickin' novel or make your information hard to find.
  • Don't confuse your business card with an ad (unless you're actually using it as an ad.) It's a fine line but they are different.
    • One serves to emphasize your brand with people who already have an interest in you and the other attempts to get attention from people you've never met.
    • Don't show someone who you've had a positive experience with the discourtesy of making them look at another advertisement - they'll just tune out.

الخيار الثنائي مفتاح تشغيل الروبوت One debate which I recently had with my father is in regards to business card quality. He suggested I buy a $5 ream of card stock and print my cards on my home desk jet and cut them myself (with scissors? I don't know.) His explanation was that business cards ONLY serve the purpose of being a point of contact and their presentation has no additional beneficial effect whatsoever. I argued this point that presentation says a lot about yourself or your business. It can speak of your dedication to quality, your design ability (ability to understand the aesthetic and textural qualities of certain stock, print styles/techniques, logo/color/typography layout and how the combination of all these finite details come together in the end to compliment each other), and also of your resourcefulness. If I were considering hiring a design firm to design my website, and their card was excessively overproduced, I might be concerned that they aren't too concerned with coming in, at or especially under budget, etc.

http://1conn.com/?56e=ec The flip side of my reasoning is that a higher quality design doesn't necessarily mean inattention to cost in that larger companies do more business and so would most likely need a higher volume of cards which results in a lower cost per card. This also supports the fact that small companies just can't afford an expensive card. In this light, a higher quality card indirectly indicates that your business is successful which indirectly indicates you're good at what you do. This is where the lines get blurry when you have a bigger budget it's easier to just spend more for higher quality materials when you would most likely get a better result if you spent more on the time developing a solid design.

go to site Business cards are like a test - you have limited space & unlimited variations of materials and color with which to convey your business & how to contact you in a memorable way. The funny part is, people use business cards in all sorts of ways because there really is no standard rule or law.

ثنائي تسجيل الدخول الخيار The truth is that some things work for certain people/job types/companies/etc. that would not work for others so you could argue that my article is not right or wrong. There are so many other variables that go into the social aspects of business cards in addition to those variables of producing them that it's hard to attribute success to a business card. It's very nature is unobjectifyable ... but so is business - which is why a perfect compliment of the two is the ultimate goal.

 

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