Stand Out and Use Your Business Cards as a Portable Portfolio

Stand Out and Use Your Business Cards as a Portable Portfolio

It's almost 2019, meaning that it's the best time to update all of our information and branding. New logos, new website designs, new profile pictures, and to go along with all of that, brand new business cards! 

When it comes to business cards, it is important to keep in mind that upwards of 90 percent will end up in the garbage, so try to remember that while you budget. I personally use Moo for my cards, as the price-to-quality ratio is fantastic. Something that Moo offers (as do other companies) are business cards with individually designed backs. This allows us to take some of our favorite photos and use them as a literal calling card for our photography business and a portable portfolio.

However, something to remember with business cards, is that they generally have a much taller aspect ratio than most of the images you currently have, so be careful when cropping! Thankfully, you can generally upload your images and then crop, instead of needing to make 50 different JPEGs manually. 

What's nice about having business cards that showcase your work is twofold. For one, it allows your card to stand out, giving a prospective client an instant look at the type of work that you do, even without needing to go to your website or social links. Secondly, there is a higher chance of someone keeping them, as it is a rather novel concept. People actually will ask me for more than one at times, because they like them. They act like a portfolio you always have on you which is an invaluable asset.

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Nick Viton's picture

I use Moo too!
rounded corners FTW!

Michael Yearout's picture

I also use Moo for my cards. The square, very heavy paper stock ones. And I've gotten more than one request for an extra card or two when I give one out.

Kirk Darling's picture

I use those, too.