I’ve had an internal dilemma with my business card situation for a long time now. After all, the name of the blog is Creating Really Awesome Free Things, and what better way to represent my brand then to Create Really Awesome Free business cards out of things like paint chips, coffee sleeves, or my all time fave, cereal boxes. But, I’m attending 3 conferences this year: BlissDom, Snap, and Alt Summit NYC, plus I go to as many local blogger meet ups as possible… and it is crazy town to try and think I can make business cards for 3 conferences and still have a life. I broke down and bought some, and I’m pretty dang happy I did. Of course I wanted them to be awesome and represent what C.R.A.F.T. stands for, so I enlisted some rock stars: Rachel from Lines Across to do the actual designing and Moo.com for the printing. Here she is:
I know people’s blogs by the headers. True story. I remember pictures way better then names. So, I decided I needed my header on the business card. But just sticking the header up there seemed boring, why not have the whole computer and get the C.R.A.F.T. experience on the card, ha! Rachel nailed the design I had brewing in my head! So, one of the great things about moo.com is that you can use 4 different designs for the price of one. I used the above design as my front and Rachel made 4 different versions of the back. Check it out:
And here is another version:
Whaddya think? Fun, right? Moo.com goes above and beyond with their packaging too. I’m not gonna lie, I was pretty excited about the little business card holder that came free with my order, cute huh? And free! And super handy!
The design process with Rachel was fun! Here are a few of the early stage designs. We didn’t change a ton about the front of the card. We made the url pop at the bottom, changed the profile pic, and added a cute little icon for Austin, TX. That’s about it!
What do you do for business cards? Oh yea, and if you need business card design, I highly recommend Rachel, email her at linesacross at gmail . com! Did you find it tough trying to choose what social media networks to put on the card? I’m sad that google + still has crazy town urls. I mean there is no way I can add this to my b card: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111500134558117201530/posts ! What conferences are you attending this year? Have you ever used moo.com? I’d love to hear…