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Coolest Business Card Designs, Part II - Here are the coolest, most innovative business cards that you have ever seen.
Coolest Business Cards, Part III - Here are the coolest, most innovative business cards that you have ever seen.
Coolest Business Cards, Part IV - Yet again, more of the most unique business cards around.
10 Steps to a Stupendous Business Card - Ten Steps to a Stupendous Business Card
Brand YOU: Business Cards - Brand YOU is an ongoing series of articles about building your image. As a designer you create, redefine, and enhance brands and identities everyday. You can choose just the right typeface and signature Pantone for your clients’ brands; knowing when to slap a client’s logo onto the side of a bus and when to emblaze it across a bottle of hot sauce is second nature to you. But how adept are you at building your most important brand, your own?
Business Card Basics - Are you wasting your most versatile marketing tool? Whether you conduct business on-line or off, there's probably not another weapon in your marketing arsenal that's as affordable, as portable, as versatile, and as readily accepted worldwide as the humble business card. Business cards are much more than a convenient means to leave contact information.
Business Card Designs - Samples of some really cool business card designs.
Business Card Design Lesson Plan No. 1 - Although designed as a lesson plan for use in the K-12 classroom, non-students can learn about the business card design process.
Business Card Design Lesson Plan No. 2 - Learn the principles of business card design by creating a card for a literary or historical figure.
Business Card Design Makeover Project & Gallery - Learn about business card design by checking out the business cards makeovers in our Makover Project Profiles. The specs for this business card design calls for a specific spot color and the creation of shells for in-house personalization.
Business Cards - Full Color Printing - Business cards are important for any profession. When you are out of the office meeting people, having business cards on you will help market what you do. There are many different types of business cards. Some stand out from others. Choosing the right business cards for your business should not be taken lightly.
Business Card Design Articles - You don't have to have a masters degree in graphic arts to create a business card that will grab attention and be used for years to come. These articles offer tips and advice on how to use graphics, logos, photos, words, value, and extra space to your advantage.
Business Cards: Ten Up & Bleeds - PageMaker happens to have a template for business cards.
Business Cards Online - When you're in business, you need business cards--and now you order business cards online. It's an easy process that streamlines your business card needs. Whether you're looking for standard black and white cards or something fancier, you can find sites that will meet your needs.
Business Card Planning and Design - It is important that the design you create for your business cards reflects the image you want conveyed. Your business card will not only provide the customer with your name and address, it will also create an image about the quality of your products or services.
Business Card Printing - Anybody who owns a business will eventually need business card printing services. Depending on your budget, design, and personal preferences, you can use different forms of printing. A lot of cards are designed to be black text on a white card, so a full color card will really stand out from the crowd.
Business Card Design - a DHTML Experiment, Layout Critiques, Design Tips - During a presentation at WEBAustin 99 I became curious about the possibilities of using dynamic HTML to create some fun (but hopefully useful too) tools here. While I never took the experiment very far, I'm leaving the material here and accessible because, crude as it is, it still serves a valid purpose in demonstrating business card design principles.
Business Cards Design and Printing: An Excellent Resource For Any Business - Without a doubt, business cards are the simplest way to provide information regarding your business to your clients. Your packing all your contact information, business identity/logo into a wallet sized billboard
Creating an Effective Business Card - The right business card will help you make a great first impression.
Creating a Great Business Card - Success is in the cards when you've got business cards that convey the right message.
Design your business cards in Adobe Illustrator - This tutorial will guide you through the process of designing a card in Illustrator as well as the files you need to get started quickly and easily. This seven-step tutorial applies to most all versions of Adobe Illustrator.
Design your business cards in Adobe Photoshop - This tutorial will guide you through the process of designing a card in Photoshop as well as the files you need to get started quickly and easily. This seven-step tutorial applies to most all versions of Adobe Photoshop.
Design Your Business Cards in QuarkXPress - This tutorial will guide you through the process of designing a card in Xpress as well as the files you need to get started quickly and easily. This nine-step tutorial applies to most all versions of QuarkXPress.
Illustrator CS How-to: Design a Business Card in 15 Minutes - Start the new year with a bang by creating a new business card in Adobe Illustrator CS. Using basic templates and tools, you can design a great-looking card in no time. Here's how.
Inside QuarkXPress: The Building Blocks Behind Effective Business Card Design - There are two important aspects to desktop publishing: design and production. You can design until the cows come home, but if you don't produce a printable document, what good is it? Similarly, you can follow print guidelines to the letter, but without a good design, who'll care?...
Microsoft Publisher - Business Card Design Tutorial and Templates - Microsoft Publisher provides all the tools you need for professional results. Give your creativity a workout with sophisticated typography and page layout tools
Double Duty Business Cards - A marketing-smart business card  doubles as a brochure that presents your unique selling advantage and moves people to action.
Guerrilla Business Cards - In the early days of doing business in North America, most people thought that business cards were designed to tell people your name, address, and telephone number. In the age of the guerrilla this is no longer so.
Horizontal Business Card Design Layouts - The purpose of these business card design layouts is to help you visualize how various components might be arranged on the page. Alignment, proximity, balance, and contrast are the main principles addressed here.
How Magnetic Are Your Business Cards? - Want to create those magnetic business cards but not sure how to do it? In the forum we're discussing the pros and cons of stick-on and print-on magnets and other printing processes. Talk about "attractive" business card design.
Identity Card Concept Project - Tired of the same old business cards? Here are a collection of sketch ideas uses the business card to explore and express value systems.
Information That Should Go on a Business Card Design - Business cards serve many purposes but their primary purpose is to tell what you do and give the recipient a way to contact you. At the very least a name and contact method (address or phone number) should be on the card. What else?
Rethinking the Business Card - The business card--many of us use it more than any other single marketing item, yet it very often demonstrates the least marketing smarts. A conventional card includes a logo and some basic information--the name of the organization, the name of the employee, their title, phone numbers, and street address. What can you do to make your business card generate business? That requires a little "jolt thinking."
Stationery Design Tips - Business Cards Business Card Design - Add value to your Business Cards and turn them into your Best Marketing Tool for your business.
Small But Mighty! Business Cards Pack a Wallop - They are business cards, and they are your most effective, least expensive form of advertising. You can carry them with you day
The Fine Print - Printing Basics for Web Developers - Business Cards. I'd think you'd agree they're a must for the 21st century business person? And boy, you've probably seen it all: die cuts, foil embosses, scratch 'n sniffs, cards that double as cd-roms... Rest assured, someone will hand you a business card made of plastic this spring.
Verticial Business Card Design Layouts - Ignore the limited fonts and colors and concentrate on how the arrangment of elements affects the look and feel of these vertical business card design layouts.
Business Card Design - How to Stand out and Get Noticed - One of the most powerful, yet over looked weapons in your marketing arsenal is your business card. If designed properly this little 3 x 2.5 piece of paper will not only let people know how to contact you it will also tell them why they should contact you. In order to be effective and get you more Business your business card must stand out, and get noticed.
CD ROM Business Cards - CD Business Cards Created properly, an extremely effective marketing tool - It's a great concept, - and it has a 'cool factor' of 300%. Many people will pop these into their drive just because of image appeal alone. What's really neat is when one is so well done, so informative, so interactive, that everybody wants one. This type of viral marketing can be very effective and create residual traffic to your business. The point I would like to make here is, don't undertake these projects without specific goals in mind. Yes, they are cool, yes, they (themselves) are not that expensive, but without a well done message, or purpose, they lose the 'cool' effect very quickly. The point is to keep interest, no matter what your selling, or announcing, or rolling-out.
How to Make Your Business Card Call for Action - Most business cards whisper. If they speak to your prospect at all, they do so quietly. Many don't say much at all. And because of that, a potential customer never learns about your award-winning service department, or your extended hours, or your playroom area for the kids. Instead, your card is tossed into the wastebasket and your competitor's card is carefully tucked into a Rolodex. True, business cards do more than convey the information that's printed on the card. A card that's ugly, dirty, printed on perforated paper or full of corrections screams loud and clear that you're an amateur. No matter how many wonderful services you offer, your card brands you as unprofessional and you lose business. A clean, creative, professionally printed and visually attractive card, on the other hand, conveys a positive first impression that lingers long after your initial meeting.
What Business Card are you in Need of? - Have you been in a situation where you are sure that you are in dire need of a business card but then you are perplexed and unable to decide what kind must be chosen? Well, if you’re in that situation, you are on the same boat as thousands of individuals all over the globe. It is a given fact that black and white has an aura of elegance and formality. Nevertheless, in the eyes of the majority it can be perceived as dull and boring. Adding colors to it can make it stand out from the rest. The business card’s appearance is very significant since at the onset it should grab the attention of the holder, otherwise it will not be read and the personality of the business or company will not be extended. Full color business cards create an ambiance of ingenuity and creativity. It can emphasize, beautify, modernify and boost the design of the business cards. You can even incorporate it into the background to effect an outstanding work-of-art.
Ten Strategies to Make your Business card Powerful and Memorable - Marketing is all about making connections and building relationships. Using all of the real estate on your business card is a powerful and cost effective way to do that. If you are designing a traditional business card make sure to use both sides of the card. Most printing companies only charge a few dollars more to print on the second side in black ink. Using both sides will allow you to have plenty of “white space” and give plenty of information so you can start making connections. Some valuable things to include on the back of the card: The name of your book Testimonials from satisfied customers Information about your free ezine A famous quote that reflects your mission and vision…
Small Cards, Big Ideas: Alternative Uses For Business Cards - Aggressive business card marketing isn't about handing your business cards out to everyone you see. The card itself must have a new use, an innovative design, or something other than the usual contact information printed on it. To make your little card stand out, try these other ideas. Print something other than a business card on biz card-sized cardstock. You have seen loyalty cards for "buy 10 get one free" offers; why not print one of your own? Print a frequent buyer card or other promotional offer on a card. The whole card can be a coupon for a free consultation, a discount, or a free gift with purchase. Remember include an expiration date on them! Then hand them out to all your customers.
The Value of 4 Color Business Cards Printing - Business cards are the front line image of your business. To get a good first impression when approaching a new client is the most important aspect in every business. If your business card does not clearly convey how important your company or job within a company is after the first contact, then how can you make a lasting impression? There is clearly no easier way to make a good first impression than having a high quality business card presented to them. And since most of us will judge a business by their image, it is necessary that your business card shows professionalism and high quality.
How to Beat Your Competition Outside the Phonebook With Magnetic Business Cards - What is it about magnets that draw people to leave dozens of them on fridges and file cabinets for years at a time? Many people like to have the contact information handy for common service providers without flipping through a bulky phone book. Magnets are the perfect solution for being seen in this situation. It's a win-win relationship for you AND the customer.
48 Hour Templates - There is a Business Card Template here in Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXpress, InDesign, PageMaker, Publisher and Freehand
Business Card Templates - Business Card Templates in Quark, InDesign, Pagemaker, FreeHand MX, Illustrator, Corel, and Photoshop
Color Printing - Business Card templates to download in Corel, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Photoshop
JakPrints Business Card Templates - 3 different type of business card templates including fold over business cards in QuarkXpress, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Freehand
PS Print Templates - Both Horizontal and Vertical Business Card Templates
VistaPrint - VistaPrint allows you to upload your customized design...but their templates are on their page and ready to use...so you can use them without using VistaPrint
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part II
Today we continue looking at business cards that stand out, and here’s hoping you get some inspiration and ideas! After all, you only get one first impression, so your business card should be something that showcases the best of your design abilities. On Wednesday we looked at the use of interesting shapes, 3D business cards, [...]
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part I
As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part II
Today, we’re looking at the collaboration side of negotiation and collaboration in graphic design. Because your work is ultimately for the client, at times you as the designer must be willing to compromise to reach a mutually agreeable goal. Here are some tips to help you collaborate with clients. Ways to Collaborate Listen. On page 28 [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part I
It’s there in the design brief: the problem your client wants you to solve. But whether your objective is to create an advertisement, exhibition or public announcement, sometimes you and the client aren’t quite on the same page about what exactly the best design solution is. OC Photographer asked a great question about the collaborating [...]
When Things Go Bad: 5 Tips for Firing Clients
Most graphic designers will be in a similar situation at some point: the client will not pay, the client is never satisfied with your work yet won’t collaborate to fix it, or you simply realize that you and the client are not meshing. Regardless of when and why you need to fire a client, everyone [...]
Tips for Working with Clients: Approaching the Relationship
Whether you’re looking for design classes, design degree programs, internships or first jobs, it’s important to choose an option that will help you learn clear communication, especially when it comes to designer/client relationships. Knowing how to work with clients should always be part of a successful graphic design education. The following tips can help you [...]
Working for Good: Pro Bono Design, Part II
If you’re interested in doing pro bono graphic design work, it’s important to educate yourself about smart ways to do it. Once you’ve got some guidelines, you can approach your pro bono work with creativity; unless your client specifically requests it, you don’t need to limit yourself to a brochure. Consider these ideas for pro [...]
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