The new business venture is coming along swimmingly. I have a to-do list that’s a mile long; who said starting your own agency was going to be a piece of cake? One of my glaringly missing pieces (is that a phrase?) is business cards. I’ve held off because I’m still working on the branding and logo design.
However, life doesn’t wait for my slow ass to make up my mind on logos and typography. There are events and conferences to speak at, mixers to mix, and networking to be had. “Order business cards” is now at the top of my to-do list. It’s actually trumped “Create website” if you can believe it.
Fortunately, the nice people at Minted contacted me about new business cards by way of the So Cal Lady Bloggers! Minted is different from your typical card company. Designers (and regular joes) submit their designs, they are then voted on by the public, and the winners go up on the site. (It’s kind of like Threadless business model.)
These are my favorite designs – which ones do you like?
The backs of all of these cards are also designed but you can remove it and upload your own photo or image in place of it.
There are also square-shaped business cards if you don’t like rectangles. Speaking of which, have you seen these cool business card designs? Let those links be inspirations for ya!
So back to Minted. Check them out, and tell me if you end up ordering from them!
Disclosure: The team at Minted is providing me a credit to order business cards in exchange for this post. I’ll let you know what I end up ordering and how it turns out! (So help me choose a design!)
I LOVE the busy bee card. I toyed around with getting it for myself. It’s so adorable. 🙂
@Jen, Right on! I think the Busy Bee design has the most votes! (Hope to see your new cards soon!) Thanks for commenting!
Along Comes Mary says
I say Busy Bee or Hello I am a biz card! 😉
@Along Comes Mary, Right on! Thanks, Mary!
I kind of like the “Hello I am a Business Card” one. Of course I’m thinking you can take out the “Hello My Name is” and integrate it with a Chris Lam saying.
That is a brilliant idea. Thanks!
Ya this one! http://www.minted.com/product/business-cards/MIN-X99-BSC/coffee-meetup
@Melissa, Ah ha! I was trying to stay away from square cards, but… hmm… I do like that cup… Thanks for the link!
Wasn’t there one eluding to a coffee date?
Melissa Dell says
I like the busy bee. Because, that’s what you are right now!!! Good luck 🙂
Thank you! I do like the bee, but I was hoping for an interchangeable coffee cup. 😉
I like the last one. It’s simple and clean and sure to compliment your branding when it’s finalized. Whichever you choose can’t wait to see ’em!
Thanks, Madeline! I’m going to play around with the formatting for all of the to see how they look. I think vertical one might be out of the picture already.