If you have to stifle a yawn when you hear the words “business card,” you’re not alone. Most people think of business cards as boring-because that’s exactly what they used to be. Back in the dark ages of design, they were just 2.5″ x 3″ pieces of cardstock with some contact info scribbled on them.
That type of card isn’t much better than writing your email address on a cocktail napkin. It doesn’t attract attention or brand you as a daring, creative professional. So what sort of business card does portray you as the mover and shaker you really are?
Well, there’s more than one way to brand a designer. Some are creating business cards with cool custom die-cuts to help make them more memorable. Others are creating 3D objects that are playful replicas of a brand’s products, or dual-purpose items that clients actually want to use.
There are dozens of great business card design options these days. To help you choose the ones that are right for you, Company Folders is bringing you the eight steps to designing a business card. They’ll walk you through everything you need to know about business card creation-from choosing contact information to customizing your card’s look to working with the printer.