Business cards are probably the most widely used form of printed marketing material; they’re used on a daily basis by hundreds of thousands of people, business and organizations all around the globe. With the advancements we’re seeing in technology, some people are starting to favour digital methods of marketing, rather than print, and claim that business cards are out-dated, and should be replaced by digital devices – for example, a lot of smartphones are capable of sharing contact information simply by ‘bumping’ the two devices together. But, even with the advancements in technology, business cards are still the best way to share your contact details, as long as your material is well designed.
In order for your business card to be effective, you need to have a card that is very well designed, eye catching, well presented, and includes all of the necessary information. People will judge the quality of your product, service or business based on the quality of your card (if they have nothing else to go by), so you need your card to be a great representation of your business. If your card is lacking quality, then you might as well be giving out your contact details on a scrap of paper – you will not got a call back. It can be hard to come up with new and creative designs, especially with there being so many out there already, so I’ve put together this vast collection of more than 20 incredible business card designs to help inspire you.
As you scroll through these examples, make notes on what it is about each card that stands out to you, what grabs your attention, and what elements you like most about each card. Narrow this list down until you have a few of the best elements, and then make sure you incorporate those into your own business card design. If you can do that, then you should have a very effective card design.
Hopefully that’s given you plenty to work with. Once you’ve finished your design, you’ll more than likely be looking for a reputable company to print it for you – you can print business cards today at NextDayFlyers for as little as ~10c per card, and they are of amazing quality. So if you don’t have your own printer lined up, then I highly recommend these guys.
Author Bio: Nathan Daniels is a regular contributor of technology, creativity, design and print posts to this blog and other top blogs around the web. When he’s not blogging he enjoys keeping up to date on the latest in gadgets and technology, and travelling around Europe!