Top tips for a great business card from fab designers

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Biz Card by Renae Howard

Biosis Biz Card by Renae Howard

1. Keep business cards to a standard size. Cute little cards get lost! Renae Howard, GOSHCreative

2. Don’t get caught up in a fancy design. Make sure your contact details are clear and obvious. Sharon Westin-Shaw, Sharon Westin-Shaw Graphic Design

3. Before sending to print proof read every word and every number very carefully, then do it again, then get someone else to proof it too. Clare Blackstock, Blade Creative

4. Keep the details about who you are and what you do short and sweet, a business card is not a flyer but a means to connect directly with you. Emma Thurlow, Marks and Tales

5. Include a tag line or a short description that says exactly what it is that your business does. Carmen Payne, InkPink Design

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Arabian Bits Biz Card by Clare Blackstock

Arabian Bites Biz Card by Clare Blackstock

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18 Responses to Top tips for a great business card from fab designers

  1. Great post! Simple but eye-catching cards really go a long way. I couldn’t agree more that small cards get lost easily. I wish more people would just keep their cards an average size!

  2. Alli Price says:

    Congrats to Anita, Shirley and Kit-e-Kline – you are the winners of the vouchers – congrats! x

  3. jerry penny says:

    just some magnets I guess. and with “my ideas really stick!”

  4. Kelly Rummery says:

    My idea is nothing to creative and is actually something I’ve been meaning to create if I could find the right supplier… We own a cleaning business so if we didn’t have cards to give out I would give out a cleaning cloth with our name and details on it.. Sweet but simply

  5. It’s abstract but it’s life changing, the sort of thing a glance or a smile can do. But I like to give them a ‘feeling’, now that I’m saying it, I guess people do it already and all the time, it’s what a drug is. Maybe a memory pill that makes them immediately love my product!!!

  6. Nicole Matthews says:

    A virtual/electronic card that is automatically scanned or loaded in a user-friendly way so that your details instantly enter their database with little fuss or risk of being lost, eaten by the receiver’s dog, used as a coaster or drawn on or used as part of the receiver’s child’s next craft project.

  7. Kit-e kline says:

    I would give a leaf because we are all rooted to the same soil. The leaf represents business as being about networking, sharing and learning even though we come from different trees. KIt-e would this be o.k to put it all on an email.. That way we get it all write especially for the MC who needs this information…. x

  8. Beverley says:

    Might be just a teeny bit of an expensive option, but I’d give people a labeler ;)

  9. Victoria says:

    Can I assume that technology exists? A USB drive – loaded up with who I am and what I do!

  10. hannah says:

    I’d use a rock. .. it could be used to hold things down as a paper weight so it would always be on top of a pike of stuff. Plus you could throw it in/through people’s windows and then they’d definitely be calling you… you’d just have to convince them they need your services. Maybe a Window replacement business should use rocks as business cards.

  11. Shirley Taylor says:

    If paper didn’t exist I’d want to give them a hug. Not sure how well that would go down in this day and age :)

  12. If there was no paper and no business cards
    I’d like to give everyone a coffee
    With all my regards …

  13. Great tips – I hate over complicated business cards with tiny writing… It makes no sense!


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