As a business owner, you should always have a business card in hand ready to give to a potential client. Like flyers and brochures, business cards should be eye-catching and stand out in some way. After all, the recipient’s wallet or purse may be full of business cards from other contacts. To ensure yours doesn’t blend in with the rest, add a bit of “oomph” to your card. A few business card design tips will ensure your card looks cool and hip yet professional.
Business Card Design Tips
At the most basic level, every card has the company’s name and contact number. If that’s all you include, there’s going to be a lot of blank spaces. While simplicity has its place, it doesn’t suffice in this case. Fill those spaces with additional info, such as:
- Company URL
- Company slogan and/or logo
- A photo of yourself, if applicable
- QR code
The Back of Your Business Card
You should also put the back of the card to good use. The backside is great for including a map to your shop or office. You can also add a miniature calendar. This gives the card a bit more value and functionality.
Other Design Ideas
Try placing your design vertically instead of horizontally to stand out among the rest. Other ideas include business-related images. If you run a doggy daycare, for instance, then perhaps you can add a cartoon image of a puppy, bone, or paw print.
What about card size and shape? The standard size is 3.5 x 2 inches. Small deviations like rounded edges are fine, but don’t go overboard and create something like an oval or triangular shaped card. That just makes it harder for the recipient to fit it in his wallet or card case.
Check out this Pinterest page for some creative business card design ideas.
Contact Digital Print Services
With our business printing services, you can update your card design or order refills in bulk. We’re also Seattle and King County’s go-to service for business signage printing and fleet and vehicle wraps. Once you come up with your own business card design, leave the printing to us.
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