As a business man or woman it's important to have your contact information available at all time.
A business card is "of course" the answer - also for board game developers :)
In this post I'll try to go through some business card examples for inspiration. Hopefully you'll never have to miss a business opportunity because people forgot about you.
And don't stop here.... remember there are lots of blogs, pictures and inspiration to gather on the net about design of business card.
Classic Business Cards
Most of us can probably agree that the classic business card is a bit doll and doesn't really depict your creative skills.
Never the less you need to have a business card that you can hand people leaving no questions how to get in contact with you and a classic version is easy and cheap to produce.
There's really no need to order 300 business cards from your printer just because you get a better price per unit.
Think about the environment and where are you going to hand out 300 cards anyway?
And what if you change contact informations next week?
Create or order 50-70 cards at a time - then you'll spend them and your money wisely :)
The classic with a twist
Using common materials (like cardboard) and sizes (approximately: 8 x 5 cm) is a good base.
You could then give it a theme that matches your work and attitude towards it.
At the right you see the 3 business cards we used in the computer game company I worked in before I went for board game development.
As you can see we portrayed our professional qualifications through a character card usually seen in a roleplaying game.
The cards were created by my friend and former colleague August Hansen (prof: Illustrator) - www.geniusmalignus.com
Different business cards
For lack of better word - I'll call these cards different - because unique is such a buzzword with little meaning.
These business cards doesn't really have to be cards as long as they have the relevant information and is easy to store away.
No matter your creativity or brand - if your card isn't handy the reciever might just throw it away!
Can you fulfill the two requirements - then "knock yourself out"
There's really no limit for what's possible when it comes to creating different business cards.
On the picture you can see I decided to use poker chips containing only 4 key informations - and these chips are very easy to put away in your wallet and so on.
This "business card" is primarily connected to my first board game (Startups) and most people can recognize a poker chip.
I hope this gave you some inspiration :)
Until next time - Happy gaming!
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