My business cards
Redesigning my site was a great opportunity to update my business cards. Honestly, I very rarely hand them out. I usually say I’m @laurakalbag on Twitter and everywhere else, and that does the job. But with so few opportunities to have some printed merchandise, something I could use on those occasions where I meet someone who’s more old-school, I couldn’t resist.
Having a unique name, and using the same username on every service, I opted for very simple information on the card. Having ‘laurakalbag’ repeated down the card for every username and social network looked like I was trying to hypnotise the reader into remembering my name, so I kept it to a minimum. I didn’t label ‘@laurakalbag’ as being related to Twitter, as I’m the same on app.net and everywhere else. In a way, I think it makes my cards more future-proof in case I struggle to shift the fifty that I got printed and Twitter disappears…
I wasn’t particularly committed to any colour for the other side of the cards, so I went for four different background colours. I took the large illustration that I’d used for the background of the website (on wide viewports) and chose chunks of it to include that side.