Personal Business Cards

While chatting with a fellow alum the other day, he recommended that I create business cards for networking. In college I created business cards for a class using InDesign, but I no longer have access to InDesign. So I looked around online for a website to create business cards. I settled on Vistaprint for my needs. I wanted something professional and simple. While I may end up working somewhere creative, somewhere where the business cards aren't as traditional, I decided to keep the business cards simple and classic, just black and white, because I could end up somewhere white-collar and I'd rather market myself to that.

For business cards at Vistaprint, you can choose between three weights: Standard, Signature, and Ultra Thick. The Standard were too thin for me, and the Ultra Thick were too thick, so I chose Signature. I have my business cards now and I love their weight.

I chose to browse their designs and picked this one. I did modify it though to fit my needs. I moved some of the words around and didn't include my address because the purpose of the business card is to network. I included my name, email, phone number, website, degree, experience, and what kind of position I am seeking.

I chose the linen cards, and they're great. I don't have any graphics or logos, so if you're creating business cards with any of that, you might want to choose something else, but for just text, the linen is nice.

I can't wait to start handing out my business cards! Now I'm just looking for a case for them. I'm probably going to get this one from Amazon, but I really like this one from Mark and Graham.

What do you think of having personal business cards?