Getting new business cards always makes me think of that scene in American Psycho.
While embossing might get Christian Bale excited, I think that showing yourself off should be a lot more fun than all that!
Eggshell? Bone? Pale Nimbus? These are not colors, but rather, things that would crumble beneath my mary-janes.
My cards are from Moocards, a service that works with Flickr & enables you to put your flickr photos on your cards. I’m super into the small size card, but I know that’s not for everyone…So here are some other types of decidedly un-traditional cards for you to check out!
LODGE (design by eric kass )
Some other helpful tips:
The other day, I met a prospective client & realized I forgot mine. I had to write my info on a napkin in paint marker. embarrasing!
Don’t be stingy!
If someone asks for two, give them up! Even if you’re at the end of your pack. If someone wants extras, they’re probably trying to refer someone else to you….which is the whole point!
Ask for a card if you give someone else one.
It’s always in your favor to be interested in other people & what they do. Plus, remembering people is key, and having a business card to remind you makes it even easier.
Drop people an e-mail after you get their card, especially after a conference or other big business event. You are one person in a sea of faces, and it’s important to make your impression stick.
What does your card look like?