I need a business card or so I've been told. I'm just getting used to networking and building my own website so I thought that I was already doing rather well, but yes, I suppose I should be doing something about that too. As luck would have it, I have been doing a fair amount of networking lately.
And so, I started to take a closer look at what was "out there". I included a picture of some of those in this article. I have blacked out their names "FBI style" (or rather "paint" style) to preserve their privacy. I laid out about ten in front of me and the first thing that struck me was that the larger writing on their cards was their name, not their profession. I thought that was odd as a name does not say much about anything.
Your name and... a tree?
A profession, however...
Then there is the logo. Do I need one? I thought, sure. Perusing through the few that had a logo on them, I could not see a connection between the logo and their chosen profession. I also noticed that I was not looking at the back cover so decided to leave that blank.
I've got my eye on you, (above) -
What does a logo really say about you?
Then there's the grading/colour. Some were plain supported by a thick paper which looked ok although not very inventive. Others wrote in smaller writing which I struggled to read so simple , large writing/logo and thick paper seemed like a good choice...
I was finally ready.
Plain is best?