My business cards

October, 2012

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…

front of the business card

front of the business card

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.

first business card reverse illustration

first business card reverse illustration

second business card reverse illustration

second business card reverse illustration

third business card reverse illustration

third business card reverse illustration

fourth business card reverse illustration

fourth business card reverse illustration