Archive for March, 2011

Remembering Your Roots: The Basics of Business Card Design

March 29th, 2011 by Ryan

While it is the elements of style that can make your business card famous, without the basic information, it will be nothing more than a decorative, wallet-sized, slip of paper. There are eight items that have to be on a business card design and three more that should be strongly considered. The big eight are […]

Business Card Etiquette in the United States and Great Britain

March 25th, 2011 by Ryan

For those of you who have lived their whole lives in the United States or the United Kingdom, you may not be aware that most countries have strict business card etiquette, such as in China, Japan or India as we discussed in our previous post. Yet, even in the US and UK, there are some […]

The Formality of Process: Business Card Etiquette in China, India and Japan

March 21st, 2011 by Ryan

Conducting business abroad requires cultural awareness. One of the most overlooked areas of awareness is business card etiquette. In countries such as China, India and Japan, the way that business cards are designed and passed makes the difference between sealing a business deal and losing a potential client. The basic template for a card applies […]

Designing Creative Business Cards—Part 4: Personal Business Cards

March 19th, 2011 by Ryan

So we’ve talked about 3 different aspects of creative business cards so far: informative, useful, and fun. Another approach is personal business cards; if you’re a one-person operation, your biggest selling point or memorable feature is often yourself. How do you boil your personality into a 3.5” x 2” business card? This sometimes is harder […]

Designing Creative Business Cards: Part 3—Fun Business Cards

March 17th, 2011 by Ryan

If it works for Google, then it stands to reason it can work for anyone: fun is the key to a wildly successful business. Not every company can afford on-site pool tables and subsidized massage therapy sessions like Google can, but no company is without the luxury (and benefit, Googlers would suggest) of injecting fun […]

Designing Creative Business Cards—Part 2: Useful Business Cards

March 16th, 2011 by Ryan

The goal of every company is to make a unique imprint on its clients. High quality service is the most important way to build a reputation in niche industries, whether it’s law or lawn care, and when a potential client has found two competitors of equal service, the choice of whom to work with will […]

Designing Creative Business Cards—Part 1: Informative Business Cards

March 14th, 2011 by Ryan

The age of simple, print-to-inform business cards is quickly becoming antiquated. The standard rectangular, 3.5” x 2” format may still be the dominant card stock in use, but creative business cards are also an option if you have a healthier budget (sometimes 3-5X the cost of a standard business card). Many people were not even […]

Should You Use Double-Sided Business Cards?

March 1st, 2011 by Ryan

When next to every graphic designer in the known world carries double-sided business cards (also called duplex cards), the rest of the public should key into their secret. There is a reason that graphic designers, photographers and web designers choose to carry and distribute duplex cards. Double-sided business cards are a great way to feature […]

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We know: it’s a pain to write the same thing over and over again by hand. Business school gives you tips to draw in clients, manage employees well, and optimize marketing, but it can’t save you from the monotony of everyday tasks. You need special tools to expedite those. Whether you’re adding a return address […]

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