Archive for August, 2011

Seek to Inspire When You Design Your Own Business Cards

August 28th, 2011 by Ryan

You probably hand out your business card so often that it seems like nothing more than a quick way to exchange information. You meet a potential client at a convention, want to keep in touch, and pull out your old standard card to do so. Business cards, though, can be a lot more useful than […]

Should You Add QR Codes to a Business Card Design?

August 24th, 2011 by Ryan

You’ve seen them even if you have no idea what they are. All of the sudden, newspapers, blogs, and even the sides of buildings began having these square, pixilated barcodes, but no one seemed ready to explain their purpose. Just to clear things up immediately: they’re QR codes, and they’ve actually been around for a […]

The Effect of Graffiti Artists on Business Cards

August 20th, 2011 by Ryan

Banksy made street art popular. If you haven’t heard of him, you might have seen at least a few of his pieces: political graffiti of rioters throwing bouquets, doves wearing bulletproof vests. He’s inspired a whole generation of artists, young men and women who want to create as memorable a name for themselves on the […]

The App That Reads Professional Business Cards

August 16th, 2011 by Ryan

If you’re at a trade show with a lot of tech-savvy businessmen, a few might shove their iPhones at you when you ask to exchange information. A variety of business apps are available that use Bluetooth, allegedly replacing professional business cards, but relatively few people use them. Not everyone has a smart phone, and the […]

Creative Business Cards Incorporate Social Media

August 12th, 2011 by Ryan

It’s true: people almost always consult Google before they open the yellow pages; a billboard on the side of the road is less effective than a web banner on Facebook; and business contacts may try to connect with you on LinkedIn before they make an unsolicited call to your company. We live in a technological […]

How Business Card Design Has Evolved

August 7th, 2011 by Ryan

Everything changes. Alexander Graham Bell introduced the telephone less than 150 years ago, an innovation that has already evolved from rare machines to household standards to pocket devices that let owners see each other while they talk. Fashion, technology, and social conventions all progress and adapt with changing times, and business card design is no […]

Police Get a Clue from Business Cards

August 2nd, 2011 by Ryan

Anything can become evidence during a police investigation, and in an ongoing, difficult one, detectives have gotten a clue from business cards. A woman in Missouri has been missing for weeks, and police have been stumped. Without leads, witnesses, or any word from her, the case looked unsolved. That is, until a few days ago, […]

Save Time with Custom Self Inking Stamps

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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