Business Cards posts
If a company’s branding materials should seek to leave a mark, then Austrian design studio Bureau Rabensteiner has more than met the challenge with a recent client project.
Using thermo-sensitive black ink, these visionary creatives have fashioned a dynamic stationery set for Vienna-based photo rep and producer Natalie Daniels. The black varnish color fades at body temperature, so whenever an item is handled, an image is produced. Pulling a card from your wallet leaves finger prints. Pressing a postcard up to your mouth leaves a lip mark.
Perhaps the cleverest piece in the...
In the epic battle of Jedi vs. Sith, it never hurts to wield a trusty…business card?
A tongue-in-cheek collection of Star Wars business cards has popped up on The Mary Sue, and according to one collector, they’re circa 1977 legit. If the campy fonts and lack of email or cell phone numbers are any indication, these collector...
When it comes to printing, whether business cards, posters, greeting cards or invitations, you will invariably be presented with a multitude of mind-boggling options.
You can opt for digital, die cut, thermography, lithography — the possibilities are endless!
But what about letterpress printing? And what exactly is letterpress printing anyway?
For those that don’t already know, letterpress printing is a process of ‘relief’...
Being a business owner, entrepreneur or even just a freelancer can sometimes have its slower moments. When things get a little dry or you want to really increase your business, you’ve got to do some networking.
Networking often leads to creating relationships. Making relationships with the right people almost always guarantees increases in business. See, even if you are just a freelance designer, I’m sure you can attest to the fact that the majority of your business has come from previous relationships or relationships that you cultivated.
Networking can be tough. If you’re anything like me, networking can be a little out of your comfort zone. But meeting someone face to face and explaining to them your benefits is something...
And here’s another great freebie for all WDD readers.
This one was designed by Carlos Viloria and it’s a very attractive business card template with a retro style. It has the perfect balance between elegance and creativity with a modern twist.
The files are provided as two separate PSD files and can be used for both personal and commercial uses.
You can find more great free and premium files at CarlosViloria.com. If you have a freebie that...
We’re thrilled to see bring you another great giveaway of business cards from our friends at Uprinting.
This time around we’ll be giving away 5 prizes of 250 die cut business cards each!
What makes these cards different is their unique and attractive shapes. They are sure to get you noticed and will make your clients look twice!
Use them as appointment reminders,...
The discussion has raged for quite some time – is the traditional business card dead? Do people, in the age of the web and technology still need to kill trees (or use ores and petroleum by-products) for a silly little piece of card stock to hand out at events or when meeting someone else?
The first argument I had heard on the subject was at a new media group in New York where the speaker insisted that, with web sites and the ubiquitous “about me” section, why would anyone need a printed business card? Being the curious sort I am—some may say the pain-in-the-rear—I had to raise my hand and ask, “but how do people remember our URL without that...
As designers, we sometimes deal with clients who may be on a budget but want a super cool business card, and want it quick. As designers, we might even be that client.
A business card is often viewed as the first image a person has about your business and the work you do; once they see your business card they start developing ideas about the business and you. You want to have something that makes you look professional and different.
Creating a unique business card really allows your business to stand out amongst the rest. I mean think about it—how many times have you seen an “entrepreneur” use the same old template from an online printer? Often, huh? How do you feel about that person’s company and their quality?
Well, don’t be that person. And...
Uprinting is back with another striking giveaway for WDD readers.
One week from today, we’ll be giving away 500 magnetic business cards to 3 lucky WDD readers.
Magnetic cards may not have been your first choice for your business card but they’re super cool and can be stuck on anyone’s refrigerator door, bulletin boards, and are sure to draw...
There is a lot of buzz around QR codes at the moment, so we thought we would take a look at some of the most creative and stunning QR code business cards on the web.
We love QR codes as they connect offline and online while challenging traditional design at the same time.
First of all, in case you have been living under a rock, let’s answer the obvious question. What the hell is a QR code?!
A quick response (QR) code is a two dimensional code that can be scanned and read by smartphone cameras to transfer information. The information can then be encoded to text, add a vCard contact, open a URL or much more.
So, by placing them on a business card, you can digitally pass on your contact details, direct people to a website,...
In this post, we’ll discuss how a thoughtful, well-designed business card can help your company give a good first impression and send the right message. We’ll look at elements to include in your design and the different approaches to take.
We often hear of the importance of first impressions in both our professional and personal lives.
In business, the first impression we make on potential clients and other professionals can affect how much business we get. If we fail to dazzle in the first meeting, we might not be attending...