I was a little bit surprised when the guy in the print shop instantly came over to me with my business cards, big happy head on him and said “A ballsy, brilliant business card design“. I was a bit surprised, a tad relieved and felt pretty good about my new business card design.
Since this new website and WordPress Development/Social Media Management business has come to life (and, I’ll have you know, it is thankfully, quickly, picking up pace) I knew one of the things I needed to get sorted pronto were some super swanky business cards. I wanted to have a business card design that people would remember and so I enlisted the help of my numero uno designer – Elena.
I told her that I wanted the business card design to reflect this new site and, more importantly, reflect one of the aspects of social media that you’ll hear me harping on and on about – being the purple cow.
Business Card Design – Meet Purple Cow
“Never take a photo without a banana again!”
My business card design for example – and that photo of me with the banana – has stirred up a lot of chatter amongst my friends and family. No great shakes you might think however now a large portion of my family and friends know what I do (whereas it might have been the next Christmas meet up or similar before some of them would find out). My granny hated the idea, my father didn’t really “get it”, some friends loved it and others suggested “never take a photo without a banana again” but ultimately the unusual business card design helped me get the word out.
I hope the word continues to get out.
Let me know your thoughts on what makes a good business card. Have you come across any examples of the purple cow concept that made you go “wow”? Enjoy the short video and comment below!