Below you can see my own design for my own business card.
This is the first time I’m designing anything for print, and starting off with such a minimal piece of paper was quite a challenge.
Yes, but why??
My design process included a few steps, and the first one (and the most important one, in my opinion) was to decide what I like to emphasize on my business card. Here’s the breakdown:
- Provide the sense of ‘good design’, using good use of white space and typography.
- Show deep connection with the tech industry, by using design that is familiar to tech savvies, but not too familiar to not draw any attention.
- Make something memorable by using small but noticeable graphics.
- Add things that are relevant to people from the tech industry — Who you are, what are your skills, what did you do in the past.
Analysis and conclusions
I think that the most interesting element on the card is the short resume on the background. This short list should answer the question people usually ask about business cards – “do you remember this guy? who is he?”.
I’m pretty sure that this short resume doesn’t fully answer the quesion, or doesn’t answer the question in the best way possible. I’m not even sure that having a short list with almost no information is better than having nothing at all. I hope to get usable feedback from my classmates.
In many ways, the design of my business card does not reflect me very well. The logo and the hollow font on the front could fit better on an architect business card, and the back cannot go further from high-techie design.
So why did I decided to go with it? Because I love the design, and more importantly, I love the person this credit card represents.
Maybe it’s not me, but it could fairly be someone I want to be 🙂 .
And maybe the best way to become who I really wanna be, is to see myself as one.