IdN #28.4

IdN caters for digital content creators and those who dig the Image. Gathering an impressive following from all corners of the globe, the mag has been heralded as the essential resource or those working or studying within the world of design, and it’s not hard to see why. The newest releases in design technology make this a valuable destination for your software, media and design needs.

In this issue:

“Hello, nice to meet you — and here is my card…” We have nearly all said this and proffered said card hundreds of times. No matter your occupation, a business card can be a huge plus. So it is worth spending some time and money on, even paying a professional to do it if you are not yourself a designer.

A good business card should contain all the relevant information about you in a business context: name, working title and company, contact details. The aim is to make sure that the receiver can get in touch with you when they need to. There is a standard size for these pieces of cardboard (90 x 54mm) and it is best to stick to it so that it fits neatly into your card-holder (oversized cards usually end up in the waste-paper basket).

Now that nearly everything has gone digital, don’t you ever wonder why business cards remain largely in physical form? A quick answer is the touch, the smell, the “fun” factor of its structure, and the printing materials, all designed to produce in the recipient that indefinable but indispensable “Wow!” element.
Business cards provide more than just contact info: they let you show off your personality and skills in ways that an e-mail or online profile can’t. A quality card conveys professionalism, while also highlighting the unique aspects of your business and what sets it apart from others in the field.
In today’s competitive landscape, having an effective business card is essential to staying ahead of the competition. They are not just pieces of paper — they are powerful tools that help build relationships and create connections that last beyond the initial introduction.