Okay, no more messing around. New business cards. I mean it this time!!!
Seriously. I haven’t had “real” business cards made in…in…I actually don’t think I’ve had any made at any time in this millennium. Good Lord. I ran out of the last of my “good” ones a while back and in a panic, had a box made overnight at OfficeMax on the weekend before a big conference. And they were so lame that I had a red ink rubber stamp made at the same time, so I could hand-print an apology for their overall shabbiness on the back of each one.
They predate my current phone number and email address. I can’t hand it over until after standing there like a mook crossing things out and scribbling in new information.
I started using Moo Cards as a stopgap. And frankly, I’d be happy to keep on using them indefinitely. They’re simple, they’re cheap, and they’re quite pretty. The only trouble with Moo cards is also their most charming attribute: their oddball, stick-of-gum size. At a Biz Card-Intense Function — such as a trade show, or one of those deals where the company rents a hotel suite for the day and sees about a dozen different pundits — those little Moos can get lost in your recipient’s pocket or card organizer…and Moos don’t fit in the little automatic business card scanners that power-carders tend to use.
So my solution is to make myself some jumbo Moos. A color photo on one side, and a few simple lines of digital and analog URLs on the back.
Here’s what I’ve come up with for the front. What do you think? After fooling around with a few different ideas, I decided to throw a phonetic spelling of my name on there as a graphical element. Natcherly, it’ll be spelled out in black-and-white the normal way on the back, so if your complaint is “But will people know how to spell your name, from this card?” then don’t sweat it.
But any other notes or observations are welcome.