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Six inspiring business card designs for your business

Your business card may be printed on quality paper, but is it as boring as a blank wall? Get inspired to make a change!

Your business card may be printed on quality paper, but is it as boring as a blank wall? Get inspired to make a change!

Get motivated to update your business card

Last month, we looked at 50 business cards as motivation to update our own business cards. First impressions go a long way and handing someone the same old played out Re/Max card with a balloon, your face and your address is functional but doesn’t take the extra step to really wow a potential client.

If you want to be memorable, start with updating your business cards. Textures and typography are really in right now and costs have gone down considerably in the last several years as methods are more mainstream than experimental.

6 inspirational designs

Here are six designs to get your brain churning. Tell us in the comments which is your favorite.

All images courtesy of BusinessCardInspiration blog.

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Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.

53 Comments

53 Comments

  1. Jason Improta - Calabasas Homes for Sale

    August 22, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    really cool designs. I am a Realtor who was a graphic designer in a former life. Love them.

    • Lani Rosales

      August 22, 2010 at 9:34 pm

      I have to admit that it’s one of my obsessions, but I swear I’m not part of the cast of American Psycho… 🙂

  2. Ken Brand

    August 22, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I’m always smile when I see “crazy imaginative”. If I had to choose, I’d choose the little jagged pull tab, because it’s interactive.

    cheers.

    • Lani Rosales

      August 22, 2010 at 9:35 pm

      I’m way into textures right now. In a bad way. I remember people by their business card if they’re not boring. In fact, I keep all business cards because I sometimes forget names but never forget the image of the card.

  3. Bruce Lemieux

    August 22, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    The accountant in me sees dollars flying out of my wallet (and me hopelessly grasping at them as they fly by) with these very nice – but pricey – designs.

    • Lani Rosales

      August 22, 2010 at 9:36 pm

      Bruce, I have a curse of being someone who lusts after creative designs but I’m also super cheap. A good way to get my way is to do Moo cards (or mini cards) which we have printed by our local printer at like half the price. It has taken a lot of experimentation to get high quality design at a low price.

  4. Alex Cortez

    August 22, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Really digging that 2nd one, it’s simple yet very elegant (and screams ‘expensive’).

  5. Kristin

    August 23, 2010 at 10:06 am

    I love all of these designs. But for real estate, I’m not sure. They would be perfect for an agent that specializes in high-end, luxury homes…but for the average agent serving the majority of buyers/sellers, I’m afraid these designs may be a little intimidating to potential clients.

    • Lani Rosales

      August 23, 2010 at 1:35 pm

      I see your point but I would argue that a client sees care taken in the little details to stand out and would likely believe you to take that same care in listing their home or finding them a new home and that your marketing stands out compared to the same old same old junk this industry spews out.

      Some of these designs are too serious for some people and others too whimsical, and you’re right- it should match the business model and agent personality. What do you think?

  6. Online Printing Services

    August 23, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Wow, thanks for sharing. Its always nice to see new card designs versus the ol’ cookie cutter bland cards.

  7. Anthony Rueda

    August 23, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    All six designs are very creative and very well done. I’d probably select the second card if I were to choose. I’m a big believer providing 1st rate marketing materials, as well as doing the little things to separate myself from the pack.

  8. Judy Peterson

    August 24, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Good reminder about moo cards. I also love good design. In my market
    market high end cards just might reinforce the 6%/Mercedes mentality.

  9. Eric Holmes

    August 24, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    CardObserver.com is a gallery style blog dedicated to business card design. It’s a great place to pick up ideas and to find a solid printer.

  10. Timu@Miami

    November 30, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Any more real estate business card samples? Thanks

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