My New Business Cards

When I first started this business I had some business cards made.
I didn’t give it much thought and threw them together pretty quickly.

I’ve been talking about new cards for quite a while now and one of the members of Business Leads Exchange Networking Group that I attend is a graphic designer and illustrator named Dan Szwedko. I know Dan pretty well from the meetings and I like his work. What I thought I’d do is to get a fresh perspective on my card design.

One of Dan’s promotion ideas is that if you’re only printing on one side of your business card you’re also wasting valuable advertising space that you already own. He has a special on two sided business cards.

I gave Dan my logo, my company colors and the text that I wanted on my card. Those of you who read this blog know that I like black text on a white background. It’s always the easiest to read.

I let Dan know this as well and being an artist Dan wanted to add some color to my card. I told him to use my colors any way that he wanted.

He sent me this back…

Business Card Dan 1

I must admit that I think the color definitely gives it some style and looking at it I realized that if we flipped the gradient background and put the tan on the top, all of my contact info will still be black on white.
Same with the back.

I really like the ghosted logo Dan added on the back so I kept that and added a bit more text.
I am very happy with the final product.

Business Card Dan 1

If you would like to take advantage of my freind Dan’s special of 1000 two sided cards for $47.95, plus a flat fee of Only $25.00 for layout. Just visit his site dsgraphics.net. It’s quality work at a great price and he will even include Free Shipping!


  1. Jim

    After just going thru the process of developing my business cards, I understand what you are saying here. I like your final design and really like your philosophy that “Simple Can Be Good”.

    Nice job! My suggestion is to probably flip the gradient as you suggested, so that your contact information is completely clear and readable.

    Barb Girson

    Comment by Barb Girson — April 2, 2009 @ 11:42 pm

  2. I have been in the business of web site design and SEO and have done 10 different types of business cards that stick. I guess I am a perfectionist so I am always looking for what is going to work for me that will snap people from sleep to pay attention. Any Ideas?

    Comment by Mark Zaman — August 11, 2011 @ 6:25 pm

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