Creating your first Business Cards

Updated: Mar 13, 2019

This is probably one of the most challenging things I have had to do so far on this degree course, which is ridiculous! It's just a piece of card with a few contact details isn't it? Yes, but It is also a lot more then that. It is the most commonly used way to promote yourself and as a designer your business card has to represent you and what you can do.

Creating my business card had to be done along side other types of self promotion because the information on the card had to up to date, for example, I had never promoted my work on a website before, so I had to get that up and running to put the web address or domain name on it as a form of contact. The same could be said for any social media sites you might use to get your work out there, like LinkedIn or Instagram.

There are a few things you need to consider when creating your business card like shape, size, colours, quality of card or other media to print on, gloss or embossing, whether or not you include a logo, photography or illustrations you have created.

There are quite a few online companies that offer business card services where you can upload your own designs to their templates, selecting the size, shape and card quality you want.

I liked, it is easy to use with step by step how instructions, inspiration and they offer good deals when you sign up!

As much as I found this challenging, it was also important to remind myself not to overthink this design process (I am a massive overthinker!). I was also advised by a tutor that it is very likely that you will have a few different business cards over the first few years, as your experiences and skills change and develop, so will your card!

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