Getting Creative with Business Cards

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Over the past few months I have been attending tons of networking events.  Every so often during my business card exchange, I come come across a really cool and creative card. Whenever I receive a highly creative card, in the back of my mind I wish I had a card that was just as innovative.  Recently I decided it was time to make a personal business card that I could get as funky with as I want.  Since I am in the field of instructional design I wanted to be able to portray what I do.  My first theme for a business card is inspired by the ADDIE model. The ADDIE model is extremely simple to explain, and there are literally thousands of ways to translate it into a business card.  Using Adobe Illustrator, I’m creating a different business card design for each phase of ADDIE.

Here is the first draft of my business card for the development phase.   My idea is that the front looks like an HTML file, and the back looks like an open HTML file.

Front
Front
Back
Back

Tip: When designing your business card be sure to publish your business card at, at least 300 DPI for a high quality print.

Check out this post on Mashable to see some creative business card examples: http://mashable.com/2013/05/16/crazy-business-cards/

Adding QR Codes to business cards has been a trend over the past few years.  Did you know you can even design your own QR codes?

http://mashable.com/2011/04/18/qr-code-design-tips/

http://mashable.com/2011/07/23/creative-qr-codes/

– Melissa.

One thought on “Getting Creative with Business Cards

    round business cards said:
    July 29, 2013 at 8:06 pm

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