“Look at that subtle off white coloring, the tasteful thickness of it, oh my god…it even has a watermark.” – Patrick Bateman
When I accepted the position as Director of Public Relations at Pricefalls, I was very excited about two things. The first being finally having a solid and consistent paycheck and the second being a chance to design my own business cards!
As I graduated college one of the first things I did was create a business card to use for interviews and networking purposes. It was a very well thought out business card that was technology heavy (leaned on my online resume on LinkedIn) and email and I was very pleased with the outcome (especially because I only had to pay for shipping).
Through my incessant reading of mashable and google blogs I ended up getting very into QR codes and coding. These new age bar codes that have been mainstream in other countries for a few years are just beginning to appear on American soil.
These funky squares of dots and spaces are scannable by any smart phone with a barcode reader (such as red scanner or barcode savvy) and once scanned will jump you to the webpage/item it is linked too.
When I learned I would be able to design my own business card the idea to apply this technology to a face-to-face interaction just seemed to appear in my mind. I can only imagine this is due to all of the blogs/journals I had been reading and I needed to make it happen.
What do you think? Would you put a QR code on your card? What do you think should be on a business card?
Until next time buyers, sellers and friends!
Josh ^theDirector Weaver
Ps. The card’s color is bone. 😉