Business cards… that mean business

Today’s #rainybrandingtuesday is going to let the images do the talking.

It may sound a bit of a cliché but contrary to popular belief, trust me: especially when you attend a networking event outside of your comfort zone (ie. clients’ not industry-related) most people would expect you to give them a business card.

Business cards can be:

  • icebreakers
  • something to look at if embarassed
  • a way – for people like me – to remember names
  • a way to realise cruelty-free whether that person is someone potentially interested in your services

but above all, a way to showcase your committment to business.

I thought mine ended outside London Zone 1.

I thought mine ended outside London Zone 1.

 

I won’t go into the why a good design and brand is paramount but you can refer to some of my past posts on the importance of hiring a pro or on the relevance  of creativity in branding.

What I wanted to show you is some of the good cards I’ve been collecting over the years. This is instalment oneand more will come!

(note: unless stated, designs are NOT by Rainy London Branding / Fabio Benedetti)

To read more on business cards, print some or simply find some inspiration:

  1. Great solutions with affordable prices http://uk.moo.com/products/business-cards.html
  2. UK-based, small printers with amazing quality http://www.ripedigital.co.uk
  3. Large company with outstanding products and quality http://www.printing.com/uk/home?
  4. Some inspo http://webdesignledger.com/inspiration/51-unique-business-cards-that-will-make-your-mind-explode
  5. Crazy solutions! http://mashable.com/2013/05/16/crazy-business-cards/
  6. Creativity pays off http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/05/100-really-creative-business-cards/

A collection of translation examples by @traducirco http://www.traducirco.com/2013/02/tarjetas-de-visita-de-traductores.html

Crossing Words, Paula Ribeiro

Crossing Words, Paula Ribeiro

Wantwords, Marta Stelmaszak

Wantwords, Marta Stelmaszak

Gretel Translations, Romy Gessner

Gretel Translations, Romy Gessner

Fabio's previous logo

Fabio’s previous logo

Mónica Perez Ruiz, T x Translator

Mónica Perez Ruiz, T x Translator

Oui Translations, Leticia Robles Soneira

Oui Translations, Leticia Robles Soneira

Back view of some translation-related cards

Back view of some translation-related cards

Non-translation cards, with amazing illustration and designs

Non-translation cards, with amazing illustration and designs

A selection of translation-related cards

A selection of translation-related cards

My belowed The Freelance Box (by Fabio Benedetti)

Some clever front sides of non-translation cards

Some clever front sides of non-translation cards

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