30+ Business Card Design Ideas That Will Get Everyone Talking

by in Inspiration on 17th Mar 2010 · Comments

Business cards; don’t leave home without it. Business cards are a means of passing on your contact details to potential partners or customers. It is a traditional tool of the trade that cannot be overlooked despite how small and insignificant it might appear to be.

More than just pieces of paper with a person’s contact details, business cards have become mandatory if one would like to create a foothold in the corporate world. Business cards today are not used solely for the purpose of exchanging contact details. They are also used as a marketing tool. It is an advertisement for the company listed on the card, and is a reminder to the recipient of the card what the company can offer as well as who they can contact for whatever purpose.

30+ Business Card Design Ideas That Will Get Everyone Talking

Business cards have been an integral part of trading, but in more recent times, business cards have transcended its basic role and become a tool in sophisticated marketing as well.

Faceless Tool of First Impressions

Your business card is a faceless but very important tool that helps you form a crucial first impression on whoever you are trying to impress. It is this very reason that one must take great care when considering the design, layout, size and even shape of your business card.

Information given on the business card is fundamental and the importance of its clarity is a given. However, also consider the type of paper stock used, the design on the card, and the colors of the ink etcetera. ‘Boring’ is not a good first impression you want to make. Avoid being mundane. Think outside the box, or in this case, think outside the standard card template. Bear in mind that to stand out and give yourself an edge from the competition, you have to start with your business card.

The World Beneath the Feet of Networking

Networking is of the utmost importance to a freelancer. When you distribute your business cards, there is a chance that recipients of your card might pass it on to other potential clients. Consider your business card as an investment in mobile promotion and advertisement for who you are, what you do, as well as a glimpse of what your creativity can achieve. Turn your business card into a 3-in-1 networking tool; contact details factsheet, advertisement, and mini-portfolio.

30+ Innovative Cards

Here are some innovative business cards that might give you a creative boost and spur you to pay more attention to your own business card and the cards others give you.
Brigada
Brigada
Easel
Easel
Koji Sueyoshi
Koji
1Scale1
1scale1
Hairstylist
Hairstylist
Blooming Card
Blooming Card
Intersection
Intersection
Mogioo
Mogioo
Brckt
Brckt
Malota
Malota
Nate Ping
Nate Ping
BKK Grill
Grill Me
Massage Therapist
Massage Therapist
Personal Trainer
Personal Trainer
Prisma
Prisma
Helena
Helena
Environmentalist
Environmentalist
Chest Physician
Chest Physician
Headhunter
Headhunter
Radio Presenter
Radio Presenter
Urban Waves
Urban Waves
Architecture
Architecture
Heads Inc.
Heads Inc
Base One Group
Base One Group
NGAP
NGAP
Acupuncturist
Acupuncturist
Agrie Paint
Agrie Paint
Eduard Cehovin
Eduard Cehovin
Wunderberg
Wunderberg
Visual Communicator
Visual Communicator
Kevin Mitnick
Kevin Mitnick
Taste of Ink Studios
Taste of Ink Studios
PC Support
PC Support

An Effective Conversation Starter

It is very possible that not all of these business cards are seen as an effective means of giving out your contact information, especially in the more formal corporate arena. Nonetheless, it is definitely a conversation starter that is both interesting and useful.

If you’ve come across other ingenious and original business cards, feel free to direct us to a sample and share its cleverness with us.

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Charlotte’s interest is in web interface and design as well as motion graphics. Her absorption with her work is mostly due to her attention to detail and passion for the world of design. Winding down after work, which consumes much of her time; she enjoys traveling, exploring new places, gastronomy, and fashion.