When it comes to business cards, there is no end to the designs you can try out. However, if you really want to stand out, you might be better off sticking with something simple.
While business cards may feel like a relic from days gone by, they’re still used often for real-world networking. The trouble is, with so many armchair (or professional) designers out there, elaborate and zealously colourful cards rule the day. As business blog Inc points out, simpler designs — ironically — may do a better job of catching the eye:
In a word: simpler. Says Jay Harper, a winner of Build’s design contest: “It is quite common to come across business cards that are so overly designed they are hard to even look at.” Simple will make you stand out.
Of course, this doesn’t mean going with just black text on a white card so much as picking the most important elements (your name and primary contact info) and emphasising them while letting everything else fall into the background. If you do go for a regular monochrome card though, may we recommend a subtle, off-white colouring?